Businesses could be tempted to hire more people in IT jobs after a new report highlighted the wide net cybercriminals are now casting.
A VIPRE report from GFI Software, which details the ten most prevalent threat detections each month, revealed that cyber threats spread to a wide range of potential victims last month.
Small business owners were targeted online, as well as government organisations and even video gamers.
Cyber criminals were found to target buzz topics such as new computer games or devices coming onto the market, as well as popular news stories, which would encourage people to search for them online. Attacks were also found to take place on social networks including Facebook and Google +.
"Whether you are a young gamer, a successful business owner or a government employee, you need to be wary when clicking on links that appear to pertain to your interests, especially when asked to submit personal information online," explained Chris Boyd, senior threat researcher at GFI Software.
Earlier this month, independent IT security consultant Kevin Wharram called for businesses to secure their data from uneducated employees.