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Sophos Reveals Assessment On Threat Landscape In Security Threat Report 2012

2011 was characterized by a rise in cybercrime
BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Jan 25, 2012) - IT security and data protection company Sophos today unveiled its latest Security Threat Report 2012, a detailed assessment of the threat landscape -- from hacktivism and online threats to mobile malware, cloud computing and social network security, as well as IT security trends for this coming year. The full, ungated report is available for download from the Sophos website. Click here to access.

A Sophos poll, conducted online at the end of 2011, surveyed more than 4,300 global respondents about today's biggest threats on the internet. Key findings from the research include:

61 percent feel that the biggest threat on the internet is users not doing enough to protect themselves

Nearly 20 percent believe social networking scams are the top threat

67 percent think that malware is on the rise compared to in 2010

Year in Review: Under Attack

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