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Symantec Intelligence Report: October 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.
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Highlights from October 2014 Intelligence Report

Key Findings

  • Of the industries attacked through spear phishing, the category of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate received 28 percent of all attempts in the month of October.
  • The largest data breach in October had previously been reported; however, we learned this month that the breach resulted in the exposure of identities within 76 million households.
  • OSX.Okaz was the most frequently encountered OSX risk seen on OSX endpoints, making up 28.8 percent of OSX risks.
  • Crypto-style ransomware made up 55 percent of all ransomware seen in the month of October.
Top Industries Targeted in Spear-Phishing Attacks, November 2013–October 2014
Top Industries Targeted in Spear-Phishing Attacks, November 2013–October 2014
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