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Symantec Internet Security Threat Report: Trends for 2009

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Executive Summary

This summary will discuss current trends, impending threats, and the continuing evolution of the Internet threat landscape in 2009 based on data discussed within the Symantec Global Internet Security Threat Report. There are a number of recent and growing trends in the threat activity landscape that were observed by Symantec in 2009. These trends include that malicious activity continues to be pushed to emerging countries, targeted attacks on enterprises are increasing, with Web-based attacks continuing to be a favored attack vector, readily available malicious code kits are making it simple for neophyte attackers to mount attacks, and the online underground economy and malicious activity are benefiting from the downturn in the global economy.

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