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According to the results of 2012 the volume of hacker attacks against the theft of intellectual property, increased by 42%. This attack, typically aimed at small businesses, experts at Symantec said in its latest annual report 2013 Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 18 (ISTR 2013).

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“From the report ISTR 2013 it is clear that the sophistication of attacks multiplied by the complexity of modern IT-technologies, including virtualization, mobile and cloud computing, forcing various organizations more actively improve their information protection.”

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However, among the major trends in 2012 at Symantec, in the first place, seeing an increase in the number of attacks on relatively small companies. Thus, the volume of attacks on organizations with fewer than 250 employees currently stands at 31% of all attacks. This is nearly three times higher than the previous year.

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