The number of data breaches rose 62 percent in 2013, according to the Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, and the tactics and techniques of cybercriminals exponentially exploded. Motives of these cyber intruders vary: financial gain, network infiltration, “hacktivism”, cyber espionage/sabotage, or just simple harassment. As this underground economy grows, so does our awareness, as more and more businesses become targets.
Symantec dives deeper into the underground economy, with a series of blogs that will shed light on the darkest mysteries of this online world. Check out Part 1 of this series here.