The Malicious Hacker's Ever-Sharper Eye
Source: Tech World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacks/Cracks There were an average of 94 targeted cyberattacks per day in November of last year, according to Symantec, and the trend appears to be growing. Targeted attacks are aimed at specific individuals inside an organization based on the information they have access to or the type of work they do. HR professionals, for example, are often targeted since opening email attachments is part of their day-to-day routine. Targeted attacks on organizations and Web-born infections like the recent Flashback outbreak on Macintosh computers will continue to poison the security landscape in 2012, according to John Harrison, Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) group product manager for endpoint threat protection and security technology and response.

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