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Symantec Security Report Turns Conventional Wisdom Upside Down

Symantec security report turns conventional wisdom upside down.  Small businesses thought they were immune from social engineering attacks. Not so.

It is understandable for many small businesses to consider themselves relatively immune from highly complex and sophisticated malware, phishing, and social engineering attacks.  After all, the logic goes, the bad guys are after the “big money,” which is obviously found in larger organizations and corporations.  Furthermore, one would reasonably suspect institutions like banks would be likely targets. However, Symantec’s most recent Internet Security Threat Report, released on April 16th, indicates that conventional wisdom is wrong.

Small businesses, not large corporations, are routinely being attacks.  Companies with 250 or fewer employees account for 31 percent of attacks.

Posted by PhishingBox on 04/23/2013
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