How safe is your digital identity? 500 million exposed or stolen in 2015

According to a report by the security firm Symantec, over 500 million digital identities were exposed or stolen last year.

The firm said that the number of crypto-based ransomware attacks increased by 35%, while fake technical support scams surged 200%.


The annual threat report revealed that cybercriminals have become better at creating unknown software bugs to ensure their attacks work properly, with groups of hackers becoming more professional and working in ways that resemble that of actual software companies.