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Known, unpatched flaws draw most attacks, Kaspersky says

PC World, By Patrick Budmar

Cybercriminals still make extensive use of known vulnerabilities, even as zero-day attacks continue to rise.

In joint research carried out by Kaspersky Lab and Outpost24, unpatched loopholes continue to be a popular means of carrying out attacks.

Kaspersky Lab global research and analysis team senior security researcher, David Jacoby, said that this is situation is leading cybercriminals to hack the people that manage the system instead of a business system itself. (See also "How to protect your PC against devious security traps." Read more.