Monthly Archives: October 2014

Ransomware attacks grew by 500 percent in 2013

Ransomware scams – where the attacker pretends to be local law enforcement, demanding a fake fine of between $100 to $500. First appearing in 2012 these threats escalated in 2013, and grew by 500 percent over the course of the … Continue reading

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Social Media Scams and Malware Flourish on Mobile

While the prevalence of mobile malware is still comparatively low, 2013 showed that the environment for an explosive growth of scams and malware attacks is here. Our Norton Report, a global survey of end-users, showed that 38 percent of mobile … Continue reading

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Zero-day Vulnerabilities and Unpatched Websites

More zero-day vulnerabilities were discovered in 2013 than any other year Symantec has tracked. The 23 zero-day vulnerabilities discovered represent a 61 percent increase over 2012 and are more than the two previous years combined. Zero-day vulnerabilities are coveted because … Continue reading

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Computer Security An Increasing International Concern

Computer Internet SecurityFrom the attacks on Google that originated in China to the Stuxnet worm that experts say was written to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program, 2010 was notable for international intrigue in the security world. The year started out with … Continue reading

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