Symantec: fewer attacks, more opportunities

Attacks on company networks decreased over the past six months, but the number of reported software vulnerabilities exploded during that time, creating the possibility of more serious Internet-borne mischief in the future, Symantec said in a report issued Monday.

The findings are included in the latest Internet Security Threat Report, a semi-yearly report from Symantec, based in Cupertino, Calif.

The report compiles data relating to cyberattacks on 400 companies worldwide that are Symantec customers. The statistics used in the report include information collected from intrusion detection systems (IDS), firewalls, and malicious code samples submitted to Symantec's vulnerability database.

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News source: Infoworld

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