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Net Attacks Down, But Sophistication Is Up

We saw fewer security incidents last year, but we should expect more serious attacks in the future, experts say. The number of security attacks on the Internet seem to be leveling off after a rocket-like rise during the last decade, but the attacks still happening are more sophisticated, said the president and chief operating officer of security vendor Symantec. John Schwarz, speaking at ComNet Wednesday, said he didn’t have the company’s complete data from 2002 yet, but early indications were that the rise in the raw number of attacks has slowed in the last year. “What is happening is that the seriousness of the attacks is getting more aggressive,” he added. “The attacks are better designed, they’re less perpetrated by school kids that are playing around with scripts, more perpetrated by professionals who are actually targeting a specific commercial opportunity.” Full Story

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