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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.
Overview and Analysis
58 pages, 5.5 MB (PDF)

Highlights from 2013 Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 18

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 vulnerabilities discovered in 2012, 415 of them on mobile operating systems.
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Highlights from the data collected on the 2012 threat landscape.

Highlights from Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 18

  • 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 vulnerabilities discovered in 2012, 415 of them on mobile operating systems.
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Key findings from the Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 18.

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Symantec found that small businesses were victims of targeted attacks in 2012 — even more than in previous years.

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A look at the changes in key metrics as compared to previous years. Download the full infographic (PDF).

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2013 Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 18

Overview and Analysis
58 pages, 5.5 MB (PDF)
Full Infographic Materials
3 pages, 0.4 MB (PDF)

Featured Podcast

Listen to a conversation with Kevin Haley, Director of Product Management of Symantec Security Technology and Response, in which he covers the highlights of the 2013 Internet Security Threat Report.

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