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Orla Cox | 13 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

The Evolving Threat Landscape is something that is constantly referenced, but just what is that ‘landscape’ and what does it mean for organisations intent on keeping themselves safe from attacks? In essence, the threats are emanating from a number of directions, but, broadly speaking, can be categorised under ‘Cybercrime’, ‘Sabotage’, ‘Subversion’ and ‘Espionage’. It’s a murky world and one that needs to be understood and recognised for the dangers it presents, if the right steps are to be taken to ensure effective protection.

Just to get some idea of the scale of what has been happening, Symantec’s own security intelligence indicates that, in the world of cybercrime alone, more 1,400 financial institutions have been regularly attacked with ‘Financial Trojans’ since 2013, affecting 88 countries, with a tripling of infections. The USA,...

Philip Routley | 24 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

I always like to start with the good news. So, according to the findings of the 2013 Norton Report, the number of online adults who have experienced cybercrime has decreased. Time to celebrate? Not quite. Because the average cost per victim has risen by a staggering 50 per cent.

And it’s all down to a change of tactics on the part of the cybercriminals, who are now using far more sophisticated attacks, such as ransomware and spear-phishing, where the financial yield per attack is higher than ever before. As Symantec’s chief technology officer Stephen Trilling rightly points out to the unwary. “With the findings from the Norton Report that 49% of consumers use their personal mobile device for both work and play, this creates entirely new security risks for enterprises, as cybercriminals have the potential to access even more valuable information.”


Symantec Analyst Relations | 24 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

2013 Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 18

The Internet Security Threat Report provides an overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity. The report is based on data from the Symantec Global Intelligence Network, which Symantec's analysts use to identify, analyze, and provide commentary on emerging trends in the dynamic threat landscape.

Key Findings

  • 42% increase in targeted attacks in 2012.
  • 31% of all targeted attacks aimed at businesses with less than 250 employees.
  • One waterhole attack infected 500 organizations in a single day.
  • 14 zero-day vulnerabilities.
  • 32% of all mobile threats steal information.
  • A single threat infected 600,000 Macs in 2012.
  • Spam volume continued to decrease, with 69% of all email being spam.
  • The number of phishing sites spoofing social networking sites increased 125%.
  • Web-based attacks increased 30%.
  • 5,291 new...
Symantec Analyst Relations | 10 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

While statistics continue to show that the technology domain is more enticing to men than women, the same cannot be said for mobile phones. A Nielsen study released in January 2011 reported that women spent roughly 25% more time talking or texting on their phones than men. Without getting into the demographic minefield of Mars vs Venus, it's pretty clear that this is one area where parity has been achieved, if not exceeded.

According to recent cybercrime figures from Norton however, there does appear to be a lean towards the connected males of the species. While 51% of respondents to the survey carried out earlier this year claim to...