Security Response Publications

Symantec Security Response is a worldwide team of security engineers, threat analysts, and researchers who develop a variety of content on the latest threats that impact organizations and end users.
New Vulnerabilities

Symantec Intelligence Report: May 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, 1.55 Mb (PDF)

Highlights from May 2014 Intelligence Report

Key Findings

  • A large data breach occurred in May, resulting in the potential exposure of over 145 million identities. Over 577 million identities have been exposed in the last 12 months.
  • Ransomware continues to decline as the year progresses, down to 17 percent of the peak levels seen back in November 2013.
  • Spam, phishing, and virus rates are up in May, after having each dropped in April.
Information Exposed in Breaches, May 2014
Information Exposed in Breaches, May 2014

Data Breaches: June 2013 to May 2014

Privacy: Symantec does not retain any personal information you enter when using our social media share links. Read our policy


Norton Cybercrime Index
A free tool, available to everyone, which measures and warns people about real-time cybercrime happening around the world.


Security Response
The latest security intelligence from Symantec Security Response experts, @threatintel.


Cost of a Data Breach Study
Ponemon Institute's 2013 global analysis.

Executive Summary
Full Report