As cybercriminals continue employing increasingly sophisticated methods to compromise their targets, security is no longer about if but when a company will be hit by a data breach, according to Symantec.
In 2014, and increasingly moving forward into 2015, corporate data is now a huge gold-mine that cybercriminals are looking to harvest, according to Trend Micro Inc’s Targeted Attack Trends 2014 Annual Report.
According to the chief executive officer of the InfoWatch Group Natalya Kaspersky, the problem of spying over electronic devices and unauthorised gathering of user information in favour of specific states will remain an unresolved issue, with more attacks on mobile devices.
CyberArk has released a new report identifying the compromise and misuse of privileged accounts as a key signature common among advanced targeted cyber-attacks.
Targeted attacks will become rampant in more countries as hackers have found success targeting victims around the world, according to Trend Micro Inc in the most recent edition of its annual security predictions report, 'Trend Micro Security Predictions for 2015 and Beyond: The Invisible Becomes Visible.'
In 2013, there was a 62% increase in the number of data breaches globally from the previous year, resulting in more than 552 million identities being exposed, according to the latest Symantec Internet Security Threat Report.