Norton's 'Cybercrime Index' Shows Daily ID Theft, Fraud Risks

norton cybercime index
norton cybercime index

Missing the Department of Homeland Security's color-coded warnings lately? Probably not. But computer security company Norton, part of industry giant Symantec, has created a new "Cybercrime Index" you can browse for free to take a daily measure of what online nasties might attack you today or steal your personal data tomorrow. And it's got plenty of colors and charts -- at the time this was written, threats overall were down 4%, and sported a green downward arrow.

The index tells you about recent trends in online attacks in a more up-to-date way than waiting for other security companies' quarterly reports. At the moment, according to the index, the big risk is ID theft scams, with new cons targeting online payment accounts and online gaming accounts.