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Cybercriminals honing their craft, targeting users efficiently

Cybercriminals are finding great success with their efforts to compromise users, steal data, and infect as many PCs and devices as possible
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: May 14, 2014 11:01 pm

Cybercriminals are largely motivated by money and are honing their abilities to find new methods to crack through security measures and compromise users. Despite a wide variety of new security measures available, end-users are the last line of defense, and it seems that we are largely failing to help ourselves.




"If someone really wants to find a way to target you, they will probably find a way, said Jeff Wilson, Principal Security analyst with Infonetics, which continues to be proven true.


Earlier in the year, Microsoft said malware infections tripled in 2013, with security threats continually evolving and causing both researchers and users headaches. To make matters worse, the use of clever social engineering has tricked users to install malicious software, turn over sensitive information, and makes it even easier to be compromised.


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