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New Norton Cybercrime Index Provides Daily News Alerts on Top Threats & Scams

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. Feb. 16, 2011 Norton Cybercrime Index identity theft

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How it works

Whether people have ten seconds or two minutes, the Norton Cybercrime Index can give them the information they need to make smart decisions online and stay out of trouble. For example, computer users can take a quick look at the Norton Cybercrime Index in the morning to see if today’s threat level number is up or down from yesterday; this tells them at a glance if the Internet is more dangerous than it was 24 hours ago. People who have 30 seconds can check out the day’s most hijacked search terms, and which websites are the most dangerous, so they can stay away from those terms and sites. ¬†Consumers can then opt to take a deeper dive into the data to see exactly how cybercriminals are trying to take advantage of people online today.

The Norton Cybercrime Index consists of one number indicating today’s threat level. The number is based on an algorithm that calculates data from three sources. The primary source is the Symantec Global Intelligence Network, one of the industry’s most comprehensive sources of intelligence about online threats. The Symantec Global Intelligence Network monitors more than 130 million servers worldwide to keep track of new threats and attacks. ¬†In addition, consumer risk management firm ID Analytics, and DataLossDB, a research project from the Open Security Foundation, provide data about identity fraud and data loss, respectively.

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