May 21, 2022

Internet Security and Privacy: Symantec’s 2014 Internet Security Threat Report

Volume 19 (2014) of Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report is now available online.

Direct to Full Text Report

Direct to Supplementary Material/Appendices A-D (Trends, Historical Data)

Key Findings

  • 91% increase in targeted attacks campaigns in 2013
  • 62% increase in the number of breaches in 2013
  • Over 552M identities were exposed via breaches in 2013
  • 23 zero-day vulnerabilities discovered
  • 38% of mobile users have experienced mobile cybercrime in past 12 months
  • Spam volume dropped to 66% of all email traffic
  • 1 in 392 emails contain a phishing attacks
  • Web-based attacks are up 23%
  • 1 in 8 legitimate websites have a critical vulnerability

Report Infographics: “Year of the Megabreach”

Report Infographics: “Targeted Attacks: Spear Phishing”

Report Infographics: “Targeted Attacks: Web-Based”

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.