Thursday, September 1, 2011

Businesses Increasingly Under Attack From Cyber-Security Threats


marketwatch.com

Cyber-Criminals Targeting Mobile Devices and Social Media Sites


SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- SonicWALL, Inc., the leading provider of intelligent network security and data protection solutions, today issued its mid-year cyber-threat intelligence bulletin. The bulletin reveals that businesses are increasingly under attack by cyber-criminals who seek to exploit employees connecting to corporate networks via mobile devices and their rising use of social media. Growth in Android-based malware and social media scams such as click-jacking on Facebook and malicious links sent over Twitter are creating new and heightened levels of business vulnerability from data intrusion, theft and loss. Productivity and profitability are also compromised due to network and application downtime. Data for the bulletin was sourced from the SonicWALL Global Response Intelligent Defense (GRID) Network(TM), which gathers, analyzes and correlates billions of dynamic, real-time global cyber-threats.

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