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  • Targeted attacks rise, retail sector under siege

    Targeted attacks via fraudulent and dangerous e-mail are on the rise, according to a Symantec report published today. These attacks are typically aimed at corporative executives, to fool them into opening malicious attachments or links so the perpetrators can take control of desktop computers.

  • Linux machines send proprtionately more spam: survey

    Although Linux holds only a small market share, Linux computers appear to send a disproportionate amount of spam compared to other operating systems, according to new research from Symantec's MessageLabs messaging security division.

  • Hosted security market picking up pace in ANZ

    A new report by analyst firm Frost and Sullivan claims the Australian market for managed security services will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.6% between 2006 and 2012 reaching A$843.1 million (NZ$967 million).
    It estimates the market for hosted email filtering in Australia will grow at a CAGR of 38.1% between 2006 and 2011 and identifies MessageLabs as the market leader. The report said MessageLabs had 63% of the Australian market for hosted email filtering services.
    The market drivers for this service range from access to specialist skills to lower costs and ease of management.