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This report takes a detailed look at targeted attacks in 2013 so far. What this report found is that attackers have continued to refine their techniques, adding new tricks to attack methods such as watering holes and spear phishing in order to increase the likelihood of snaring their intended targets.
It takes a look at targeted attack trends over the last three years to get a better feel for how attackers are operating. While we've noticed is that attacks per day are lower compared to last year, attacks are up 13 percent over a three year period. This report also takes a look at the times of the year attackers are more likely to kick off targeted attack campaigns, who they're targeting, and the type of malicious payloads they're using.
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