Thursday 10, April 2014 by Matthew Amlôt

New era of ‘mega breaches’ signals bigger payouts and shifting behavior of cybercriminals

After lurking in the shadows for the first ten months of 2013, cybercriminals unleashed the most damaging series of cyberattacks in history. Symantec’s Internet Security threat Report (ISTR) shows a significant shift in cybercriminal behavior, revealing that attacks are being plotting for months in order to pull off huge heists – rather than executing quick hits with smaller rewards.

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