The summer of 2012 has been full–from the Olympics in London to Curiosity landing on Mars to the U.S. presidential election campaigning, not to mention numerous uprisings and conflicts throughout the world. Hacker groups are on the rise and have taken full advantage of the events for both good and bad. We’ve heard about numerous hacks into government networks and tales of stolen consumer information. It would appear that technological attacks are stronger than ever, and only gaining in power and breadth. We’ve got an infographic for you outlining some hacking tools–malware and spam–and their stats from this past summer.
Once you’re officially spooked by those stats (I know I am), don’t forget to check out our recommendations for best antivirus software.