Norton by Symantec, the Internet security specialist unveiled its free online Cybercrime Index to tackle the issue of cyber crime, by tracking and warning computer users about daily cybercrime risks around the world. The Norton Cybercrime Index is free to the public and alerts consumers to the most dangerous websites, the most hijacked search terms by cybercriminals, as well as top scams, identity theft and spam.
The Norton Cybercrime Index consists of one number that updates daily indicating today’s threat level. The number is based on an algorithm that calculates data from three sources. The primary source is the Symantec Global Intelligence Network, one of the industry’s most comprehensive sources of intelligence about online threats, which monitors more than 130 million servers worldwide to keep track of new threats and attacks. In addition, consumer risk management firm ID Analytics, and DataLossDB, a research project from the Open Security Foundation, provide data about identity fraud and data loss, respectively.
The Norton Cybercrime Index can be viewed online, on a mobile device or downloaded onto a PC. Norton 360 version 5.0, which is available today, also provides quick access to the Norton Cybercrime Index.