“Every day cybercriminals and hackers are launching increasingly sophisticated, targeted attacks. In its Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 16, Symantec Corp. finds that, in addition to an increase in targeted enterprise attacks, mobile attacks are on the rise and hackers are increasingly using Java as a way into your network. Symantec identified more than 286 million new threats in its report, chronicling incidents between Jan. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2010.

“While we didn’t see the number of attacks this year really grow, what we did see was a 93% increase in the number of web-based attacks. People tend to think of attachments in email, and if you click on that attachment, you’re going to get infected, but the real growth area, where they’re moving, is into Web sites,” says Kevin Haley, director at Symantec Security Response.”

From CIO Insight