Do I Need to be Concerned About Cybercrime?

The short answer is yes! You should be concerned. And even if you’re not concerned for yourself, with the Internet all of us are interconnected so cybercrime does not just affect one person or one group, but all of us.

Imagine your body being targeted by 100 million viruses. That is exactly what cybercriminals are doing to your networked digital devices. Laptops, desktops, Macs, iPads, iPhones, BlackBerrys, Androids and Symbian mobile phones are all at risk. Research from McAfee Labs™ reveals a variety of threats that exist “in the wild” that you need to be aware of.

Malware: For 2012, new malware sample discoveries increased 50% with more than 120 million samples. The nature of the threats aimed at PC users continues to become more dangerous and sophisticated as the cybercriminals invent new ways to disguise their activity. PC-targeted malware saw an increased growth in drive-by downloads (read my blog…

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