Symantec, the company that produced Norton Internet Security Software, is sharing some of their analytics around where hackers like to attack the most, and the numbers point to an increased targeting of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media sites, according to Symantec's recently released Security Threat Report.
The report says that Symantec blocked 5.5 million malware attacks in 2011, which is up a staggering 81% from 2010. The most attacks are coming from social networking and blog sites, which can be paydirt for hackers because of the sites' viral nature and the amount of personal information on them.
Mobile attacks are also on the rise, as smartphones become more popular for surfing the web. The report says that the most common mobile threats are collecting data, tracking users and sending premium text messages.
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