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Website Security Threats: September 2013 Update

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Did you know that the average cost associated with a cyberattack for small businesses was almost 8,700 USD, over 48% of people who quit Facebook did it because of privacy concerns and hackers have set …

Did you know that the average cost associated with a cyberattack for small businesses was almost 8,700 USD, over 48% of people who quit Facebook did it because of privacy concerns and hackers have set up a 10,000 USD bounty for the first person who can crack the iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner?

This webcast looks at the latest threats to websites and lets you know how to keep you, your company and your website users safe.



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  • 1. Website Security Threats: September 2013 Update WEBSITE SECURITY THREATS: SEPTEMBER 2013 UPDATE Thursday 26th September 2013 Andrew Shepherd andrew_shepherd@symantec.com Andrew Horbury andrew_horbury@symantec.com
  • 2. Agenda • The month in numbers • Hackers for hire • Data breaches • ATM Trojans • Celebrity infections Website Security Threats: September 2013 Update
  • 3. The month in numbers…. • Over 48% of people who quit Facebook did it because of privacy concerns • Hackers set up a 10,000 USD bounty for the first person who can crack the iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner • The average cost associated with a cyberattack for small businesses was almost 8,700 USD • 78% of smartphone users say they won't download an untrusted app • New research says 51% of US teenagers avoid certain apps over privacy concerns • It's no wonder that phishing attacks still work - 30% would open an email even if it seemed suspicious • Speaking of Phishing…about 20% more brands were targeted by attackers in the first half of 2013. Website Security Threats: September 2013 Update
  • 4. Hackers for hire http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/hidden-lynx-professional-hackers-hire Website Security Threats: September 2013 Update
  • 5. Types of companies being attacked from inside and out Website Security Threats: September 2013 Update The volume of attacks against smaller businesses increased x 3 when compared with 2011, resulting in its percentage almost doubling from 18% to 31%
  • 6. Hackers for Hire THE SCALE OF CONSUMER CYBERCRIME 2/3 ONLINE ADULTS HAVE BEEN VICTIMS OF CYBERCRIME IN THEIR LIFETIME 46% VICTIMS IN PAST YEAR CLOSE TO HALF OF ONLINE ADULTS HAVE FALLEN VICTIM TO ATTACKS SUCH AS MALWARE, VIRUSES, HACKING, SCAMS, FRAUD & THEFT 18VICTIMS PER SECOND THE SCALE OF CONSUMER CYBERCRIME 556 MILLION VICTIMS PER YEAR MORE THAN THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION 1.5+ MILLION VICTIMS PER DAY $110 BN FRAUD; 42% THEFT OR LOSS; 17% REPAIRS; 26% OTHER; 15% 85% OF DIRECT FINANCIAL COSTS ARE A RESULT OF FRAUD, REPAIRS, THEFT & LOSS USD $197 AVERAGE COST PER VICTIM THE GLOBAL PRICE TAG OF CONSUMER CYBERCRIME THE COST AMERICANS SPEND ANNUALLY ON FAST FOOD ENOUGH TO BUY A WEEK’S WORTH OF NUTRITIOUS FOOD FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR IN THE UNITED STATES THE SCALE OF CONSUMER CYBERCRIME ONE-AND-A-HALF MILLION VICTIMS DAILY THE GLOBAL PRICE TAG OF CONSUMER CYBERCRIME US $110 BILLION ANNUALLY CHANGING FACE OF CYBERCRIME CYBERCRIME GOES SOCIAL AND MOBILE SECURITY IQ: MIXED REPORT CARD FOR CONSUMERS CONSUMERS WISE UP TO TRADITIONAL THREATS, BUT MANY STILL UNAWARE AS TO HOW CYBERCRIME IS RAPIDLY EVOLVING STRONG PASSWORDS ARE KEY EMAIL A POTENTIAL GATEWAY FOR CYBERCRIMINALS KEY THEMES Website Security Threats: September 2013 Update
  • 7. Consumers are becoming less vigilant about protecting their safety online • Consumers are becoming less vigilant about protecting their safety online • Almost 30% said that they use secured wireless networks, down from 36% last year • 42% use passwords with upper and lower case letters, numbers and/or symbols, compared to 49% in 2012 • 39% conduct transactions through reputable websites only, down from 48% last year and 60% in 2011. • 17% use a PIN or password to lock a smartphone while just 8% use a mobile security app or feature. Website Security Threats: September 2013 Update
  • 8. German Data breach • 2 Million identities stolen in Germany • Names, addresses, dob, genders and banking details compromised • Attacker was an insider. Website Security Threats: September 2013 Update
  • 9. Money for (almost nothing) Compromised ATMs in Mexico handing out cash to criminals. Website Security Threats: September 2013 Update
  • 10. Car passes physical safety tests…. but fails the security test. Website Security Threats: September 2013 Update
  • 11. iPhone 5S Finger print Website Security Threats: September 2013 Update The new iPhone fingerprint reader relies on the living layer of skin in order to authenticate the owner.
  • 12. Lily who? Users searching for Lily Collins pictures and downloads, have a 14.5% chance of visiting a website with spyware, adware, spam and other malware. Website Security Threats: September 2013 Update
  • 13. Link Glossary (Press Print screen now) • What happens in an internet minute – http://intel.ly/15sGJgy • Facebook Privacy concerns – http://bit.ly/1b57zdu • App concerns – http://bit.ly/15sHINH • Hidden Lynx; Hackers for hire blog post – http://bit.ly/18VVyZM • Insider threats – http://bit.ly/1eGx8Wk • Cyber Attacks on SMB – http://bit.ly/1gZOLNF • Iphone finger print reader needs your living finger…. – http://bit.ly/18YGYL8 • Iphone fingerprint hack – http://bit.ly/1bFqiPF • Celebs the lure for malware – http://bit.ly/16yVBDZ Website Security Threats: September 2013 Update
  • 14. Thank you! Copyright © 2012 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved. Symantec and the Symantec Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Symantec Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. This document is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as advertising. All warranties relating to the information in this document, either express or implied, are disclaimed to the maximum extent allowed by law. The information in this document is subject to change without notice. Andrew Shepherd andrew_shepherd@symantec.com / +44 7912 552896 Andrew Horbury andrew_horbury@symantec.com / +44 7703 468966 Website Security Threats: September 2013 Update Next webinar: 24th October 2013 9.30am GMT/10.30am CET