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Top Types of Information Breached, August 2013–August 2014

Symantec Intelligence Report: August 2014

The monthly 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.
23 pages, 1.27 Mb

Highlights from August 2014 Intelligence Report

Key Findings

  • While there has been a general decline in ransomware threats since March 2014, the overall volume of crypto-style ransomware has increased over 700 percent since January.
  • The largest data breach reported in August resulted in the exposure of 27 million identities. For the month, 31 million identities were exposed.
  • The average number of spear-phishing attacks dropped to 20 per day in August, the lowest seen in the last twelve months.
Ransomware Over Time, September 2013–August 2014
Ransomware Over Time, September 2013–August 2014

Ransomware Over Time, September 2013–August 2014

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