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2014 Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 19

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
98 pages, 11.5 MB (PDF)
Additional Stats and Information
116 pages, 3 MB (PDF)

Highlights from the 2014 Internet Security Threat Report

Key Findings

  • 91% increase in targeted attacks campaigns in 2013
  • 62% increase in the number of breaches in 2013
  • Over 552M identities were exposed via breaches in 2013
  • 23 zero-day vulnerabilities discovered
  • 38% of mobile users have experienced mobile cybercrime in past 12 months
  • Spam volume dropped to 66% of all email traffic
  • 1 in 392 emails contain a phishing attacks
  • Web-based attacks are up 23%
  • 1 in 8 legitimate websites have a critical vulnerability

Highlights from the 2014 Internet Security Threat Report

  • 91% increase in targeted attacks campaigns in 2013
  • 62% increase in the number of breaches in 2013
  • Over 552M identities were exposed via breached in 2013
  • 23 zero-day vulnerabilities discovered
  • 38% of mobile users have experienced mobile cybercrime in past 12 months
  • Spam volume dropped to 66% of all email traffic
  • 1 in 392 emails contain a phishing attacks
  • Web-based attacks are up 23%
  • 1 in 8 legitimate websites have a critical vulnerability
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Key findings from the 2014 Internet Security Threat Report

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A look at how 2013 marked the year of the "Mega Breach"

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A look at spear phishing targeted attacks in 2013.

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2014 Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 19

Overview and Analysis
98 pages, 11.5 MB (PDF)
Additional Stats and Information
116 pages, 3 MB (PDF)

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Listen now for an in-depth discussion of the findings of Symantec's annual Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR). Kevin Haley, a security expert on the Security Technology and Response team, will delve into some of the key highlights of the report - helping you focus on the security information that matters to your organization.

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A look at web-based targeted attacks in 2013.