Home Users Blind To Hackers

Forget about worms and headline grabbing mass attacks. Hackers are getting personal by targeting your home computer and online finances.

According to a new status report from security vendor Symantec, home users are the target of 86 percent of attacks. Financial services ranked second, the target of 84 percent of phishing attempts in the first half of 2006.

"Attackers see end users as the weakest link in the security chain and are constantly targeting them in an effort to profit," Arthur Wong, senior vice president of Symantec Security Response and Managed Services, said in a statement. Report: Home Users Blind To Hackers

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 26th September 2006 8:12AM