Cybercrimes Spiked in 2014, Internet Security Threat Report Says

The 2015 Internet Security Threat Report from Symantec released on Tuesday characterizes 2014 as a year with "far-reaching vulnerabilities, faster attacks, and far more malicious code than in previous years," NBC News reported. The report from Symantec, makers of the security software Norton, found that 317 million new pieces of malware were created last year, ransomware attacks grew 113 percent and data breaches increased by 23 percent. "The criminals are getting better," said Kevin Haley, director of security response at Symantec. "Success breeds success and other criminals want to get into the game, so we need to step up our game in terms of protecting our information and keeping it safe."

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