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Shore Up Your Cyber Defenses Against These Emerging Threats

Cyber criminals have developed many tactics for compromising computer systems, stealing valuable personal data, and committing fraud and other acts that cause individuals and businesses irreparable harm. Computer security firm Symantec reports that worldwide losses resulting from consumer cybercrime including malware attacks and phishing hit $110 billion between July 2011 and the end of July 20121. There are myriad threats to data security, and often they are painstakingly combined to create even more havoc. Here are just a few examples that are keeping security experts up at night.