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

Norton today introduced the Norton Cybercrime Index, which tracks and warns computer users about daily cybercrime risks around the world, providing information that is timely and actionable. With recent threats like the Here You Have (H-Y-H) virus, which tried to shut down electronic communications worldwide, and the high-profile attacks by Zeus botnets, computer users need […]

Norton today introduced the Norton Cybercrime Index, which tracks and warns computer users about daily cybercrime risks around the world, providing information that is timely and actionable. With recent threats like the Here You Have (H-Y-H) virus, which tried to shut down electronic communications worldwide, and the high-profile attacks by Zeus botnets, computer users need a tool that makes understanding today's online threats simple and easy.

The Norton Cybercrime Index alerts consumers to today's online trouble-spots and potential hazards, including the day's most dangerous websites, the most hijacked search terms by cybercriminals, as well as top scams, identity theft and spam. The free tool includes expert news about the day's most dangerous threat and advice on how to avoid it to stay safe online.

At its most basic, the Norton Cybercrime Index answers the question, "What's your online risk today?," showing you the day's risk rating and putting it in the context of highs and lows, much like a stock index would. However, with the Norton Cybercrime Index, when the number goes up, consumers are more at risk. The tool gives people one easy-to-understand visual for today's level of online risk. The Norton Cybercrime Index can be viewed online, via a mobile-optimized site, or downloaded onto a PC. Norton 360 version 5.0, which is available today, also provides quick access to the Norton Cybercrime Index.

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