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80 Percent of Attacks in 2012 Were Redirects From Legitimate Sites and 27 Percent of All Cybercrime Was Linked to 'Blackhole' Exploit Kit.

This and More in the New Sophos Threat Report -- Outlining the Changing Threats and New Platforms Challenging IT Security

This was the year of malware. In particular, according to the latest Sophos annnual report on cybersecurity, the year that's coming to a close saw a resurgence of web malware, and 80% of attacks on the web came in the form or redirects from legitimate sites infiltrated with malicious code. At the same time, the report warns, cybersecurity is not just about the desktop computer or Windows anymore. The continuous rise of smartphones, tablets as well as social media has given ill-intended hackers new platforms to exploit.

In the Security Threat 2013 report, Sophos underlines the risks posed by the sheer amount of platforms hackers can now take advantage of. "Throughout 2012, hundreds of millions of users flocked to social networks -- and so did attackers." read the report. "They built creative new social engineering attacks based on key user concerns such as widespread skepticism about Facebook’s new Timeline interface, or users’ natural worries about newly posted images of themselves."

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