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Symantec Intelligence Report: May 2013

Created: 13 Jun 2013
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As the seasons change and we move from spring into summer, we’ve released the May Symantec Intelligence Report with a new look and feel. For this issue, we’ve focused on a few select topics that we've looked at over the months in the report, and also a few that we highlighted in this year's Internet Security Threat Report.

For starters we’ve taken a look at data breaches. Symantec and the Ponemon Institute have just released their annual Cost of a Data Breach report, which covers trends seen in 2012. Looking ahead into the New Year, we cover what has happened so far in 2013, where the number of data breaches is up for the year, according to data gathered by the Norton Cybercrime Index.

We also take a look at mobile threats in 2013, which has so far seen the discovery of 21 new families of mobile malware. In contrast, reported mobile vulnerabilities appear to be down compared to this point in the year in 2012. We discuss why this may be the case in the report.

Finally, we look at current spam trends. Spam appears to be tapering off at the moment, after rising during the months of March and April. We’re also seeing a sudden increase in spam propagation from some new countries, as well as some new top-level domains to look out for. Has your country made the list? Read the report to find out.

We hope you enjoy the May Symantec Intelligence Report. You can download your copy here.

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