Cross-posted from Symantec Security Response blog
Join Symantec security experts on Twitter (using the #ISTR hashtag) on Tuesday, May 15, at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET to chat about the key trends highlighted in Symantec’s recently released Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 17.
This year’s report, which covers the major threat trends observed by Symantec in 2011, highlights several troubling developments. For example:
- Symantec blocked more than 5.5 billion malicious attacks in 2011, an increase of 81 percent over the previous year.
- The number of unique malware variants increased to 403 million and the number of Web attacks blocked per day increased by 36 percent.