Symantec Intelligence Report November 2013

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November saw another increase in the number of targeted attacks. While these numbers are up slightly compared to October, they're almost double the number of targeted attacks during the same month in 2012, though still much lower than their peaks this summer.

This month we saw another large data breach reported, where 42 million identities were exposed as a result. However, the breach apparently took place in January, resulting in an increase in overall numbers for the beginning of this year.

It appears that the email virus rate increased in November, where one in 235 emails contained a malicious attachment. This is up from one in 437 emails last month, and the highest rate we've seen since November 2012. In terms of industries most likely to encounter malicious emails, the Public Sector tops the list at one in 62 emails. Learn more in this new report from Symantec.

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