The 2011 Threat Landscape

The Internet Security Threat Report provides an overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity. The report is based on data from the Global Intelligence Network, which Symantec's analysts use to identify, analyze, and provide commentary on emerging trends in attacks, malicious code activity, phishing, and spam. Here are some highlights from the threat landscape of 2011:

* Symantec blocked a total of over 5.5 billion malware attacks in 2011, an 81% increase over 2010.
* Web based attacks increased by 36% with over 4,500 new attacks each day.
* 403 million new variants of malware were created in 2011, a 41% increase of 2010.
* SPAM volumes dropped by 13% in 2011 over rates in 2010.
* 39% of malware attacks via email used a link to a web page.
* Mobile vulnerabilities continued to rise, with 315 discovered in 2011.

Internet Security Threat Report, Vol. 17 Main Report
Our PDF file of the Main Report includes all the notable and important information on the 2011 threat landscape. The Main Report does not include the large appendices of supporting material.
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