Symantec sounds alarm on rising security threats

There has been a rise in the number of security threats meant to steal sensitive information, according to a recent report by security firm Symantec Corp.

Symantec recently released its latest biannual Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), which covered the second half of 2005. The ISTR is an analysis of global Internet security activities and trends compiled every six months that identifies and analyzes attacker methods and preferences.

The report revealed that there has been a marked increase in threats designed to facilitate cyber crime.