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Top cyber security threats in 2013 revealed

Cyber Security
The top cyber security threats in 2013 reportedly included hacktivists targeting users’ privacy at the top spot, followed by cyber espionage campaigns along with the newest craze of stealing bitcoins. Security firm Kaspersky Lab said that the revelations about the cyber crime raised questions about the way the Internet is used nowadays and the type of risks faced by users. The firm said that this year’s top most security threat had been the breach of users’ privacy and the loss of trust following the infamous revelations by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden that made every individual suddenly unsafe even in their homes. The security firm pointed out that one of the first visible effects of the leaks had been the shutdown of encrypted e-mail services such as Lavabit and Silent Circle. The