Hacks Through Compromised Websites Increases Rapidly, Says Symantec

A report has been published by Symantec that storage service databases for cloud based business are exploited more and more. Comparing 2010 and 2012 – attack assault rates have risen by 81%, states security companies.

The increase of cloud corporate data attacks are because of increased computer attacks by web-hackers, who target smartphones and tablets, says Craig Scroggie, Symantec Chief of Australia-New Zealand division. It was published in Theaustralian.com at May 1, 2012. Hackers tend to move to corporate hacking operations because of social networking based attacks.

Cybercriminals choose social networks, particularly Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter, because of the huge market of end-users there. Hackers obtain information which they use for revenue, Scroggie described.

In addition, Symantec is analyzing spam activities too. According to it, the biggest spam source this year is pharmacy spam. It takes nearly 40% of all the spam on emails, while jewelry spam is responsible for almost 20% of all junk emails. In addition, sex-themed spam increased to total of 15% of the total spam.

Finally, Symantec recommends using a reputable antivirus and anti-spyware software, which would be able to fight, and unfamiliar malware too, and would provide the best safety and firewall to your computer.


  • Jenita

    I am using Comodo Antivirus for my security purpose.

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