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Survey: More Than Half of Small-Medium Businesses Faced Security Threats

DATA PROTECTION

June 18, 2010

A recent survey found that more than half of polled small or medium businesses have experienced a security threat over the last year, News.com.au reports. The Symantec survey also showed that 52 percent of participants said malware created by cybercriminals was the most likely security threat to their business, the report states. Symantec executive Steve Martin said that in the past year, his firm has noticed an emerging trend called spear phishing, which involves cyber criminals using social networks to gather personal information about individuals. "Typically someone sends out an e-mail to a million or so respondents or to a targeted audience and hopes to get a small percentage of those people responding to the phishing attack," he said.
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