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Symantec Intelligence Report: November 2012

Created: 14 Dec 2012 • Updated: 25 Jun 2013
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It seems that everywhere you turn this year, there’s news of another data breach. Sometimes it’s a laptop stolen, other times it’s hackers compromising a database. No matter how they occur, each breach leads to someone’s identity being exposed. Whether or not this exposure leads to identity theft, there’s no doubt that the risk involved, and the frequency that these breaches are occurring makes data breaches one of the top security issues of 2012. Read more

 

Symantec Intelligence Report: November 2012 - A look at identities lost in data breaches; Holiday spam

The November edition of the Symantec Intelligence report provides the latest analysis of cyber security threats, trends, and insights from the Symantec Intelligence team concerning malware, spam, and other potentially harmful business risks. The data used to compile the analysis for this report includes data from January through November 2012.

Report highlights

  • Spam – 68.8 percent (an increase of 4.0 percentage points since October)
  • Phishing – One in 445.1 emails identified as phishing (a decrease of 0.124 percentage points since October)
  • Malware – One in 255.8 emails contained malware (an decrease of 0.05 percentage points since October)
  • Malicious websites – 1,847 websites blocked per day (an increase of 97.9 percent since October)
  • A look at identities lost in data breaches
  • Spam as a holiday tradition

Download the report here