Symantec Warns of ‘06 Security Threat

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 2:03 pm

In an interview this week with VARBusiness, Symantec’s senior director of security response Vincent Weafer said that while widespread worm and virus outbreaks aren’t totally a thing of the past, they are being overshadowed by these new threats.

“We’re seeing a significant decrease in global events and moving toward low-volume, low-profile attacks that are based on profit,” he said.

He noted that Symantec has identified a 700 percent increase in bot-nets over the past year, along with a 143 percent rise in the amount of malicious code traveling across the Internet, and a doubling of phishing attacks during the same period. These are the instances — only recently getting more publicity — of infiltrators trying to dupe people into giving away personal information, such as social-security numbers and passwords to banking or credit-card sites.

Source: VARBusiness


Leave a Reply

You must have Javascript enabled in order to submit comments.

All fields are optional (except comment).
Some comments may be held for moderation (depends on spam filter) and not show up immediately.
Links will automatically get rel="nofollow" attribute to deter spammers.

Powered by WordPress