Small Business Espionage Attacks Up 42%
Smaller companies, their websites and their intellectual property are increasingly being targeted by cyberattacks, a new report on IT security trends says.
Targeted attacks were up 42 per cent in 2012 compared to the year before, and businesses with fewer than 250 employees are the fastest growing segment being targeted, according to the annual internet security threat report issued Tuesday by Symantec...
The type of information being targeted by attackers is also changing — financial information is now losing ground to other kinds of competitive data, the report found. (more)