The 2016 Intenet Security Threat Report provides an overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity.
Last year, 2015, Symantec discovered more than 430 million new unique pieces of malware. Remarkably, these numbers no longer surprise us. Attacks against businesses and nations hit the headlines with such regularity that we’ve become numb to the sheer volume and acceleration of cyber threats. Most threat reports only scratch the surface of the threat landscape, whereas the breadth of Symantec’s data enables the Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) to examine multiple facets, including:
- Targeted attacks
- Smartphone threats
- Social media scams
- Internet of Things (IoT) vulnerabilities
- Attackers’ tactics, motivations, and behaviors
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