Friday December 09, 2011

Symantec Says Targeted Attacks Have Quadrupled

Symantec says it is seeing four times as many targeted attacks as it did just one year ago. Quick, everyone panic and run out and buy Symantec's latest product! stick out tongue

"While the amount of global spam is at its lowest level since the McColo take-down in November 2008, the latest Symantec intelligence report shows a fourfold increase in the number of daily targeted attacks since January 2011," said Paul Wood, senior intelligence analyst at Symantec. "This is the greatest increase over a 12-month period ever recorded by Symantec."