You are always under attack
Threats to online security have grown and evolved considerably in 2012. From the threats of cyberespionage and industrial espionage to the widespread, chronic problems of malware and phishing, we have seen constant innovation from malware authors.
We have also seen an expansion of traditional threats into new forums. In particular, social media and mobile devices have come under increasing attack in 2012, even as spam and phishing attacks via traditional routes have fallen. Online criminals are following users onto these new platforms. And if you don’t think they have their eye on you, think again. Take a look at these myths busted:
Canadians have become prime targets for cybercrime. The average Canadian spends over 3 hours a day on social media sites, 45 hours a month online, and every second Canadians send more than 3,000 text messages.
A simple click on a website link, downloading an innocent looking app for your child, reading a story your friend shared on Facebook, responding to an unknown text, can result in privacy and cybercrime attacks…and you might not even know it.
For the full report go to www.symantec.com/threatreport