Symantec reports a decline in the use of Distributed Denial of Service attacks as an extortion tool. Their reasoning for the drop off is that DDoS is becoming less profitable and carry a greater risk of detection. The downside is that instead hackers are turning their attention to spamming well-followed blogs, which is far easier and therefore more lucrative. With more businesses using blogs to communicate with customers, this is a new vulnerability that businesses need to consider as part of their risk assessment. For more information click here.