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A rise in cyber attacks by one third saw 100 per cent of enterprises experience cyber losses in 2009

Posted by Saumil on Thursday, February 25, 2010, In : Internet 

Under half of organisations rate security as their top issue, while three quarters experienced cyber attacks in the last 12 months.

According to Symantec's 2010 State of Enterprise Security study, 75 per cent of enterprises experienced cyber attacks in the last 12 months and 36 per cent rated the attacks somewhat/highly effective. Also, there was a 29 per cent rise in reported attacks in the last 12 months.

       

It also found that 100 per cent of enterprises surveyed experienced cyber lo...


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Today’s threat: computer network terrorism

Posted by Saumil on Monday, February 1, 2010, In : Cyber Terrorism 

“Carry out all my demands or the entire country’s electricity will be cut off.” Is this another line from a suspense film, or is it a palpable threat made possible with a computer keyboard? “Today, there is a growing trend amongst hackers around the world to threaten national infrastructures for ransom,” says Dr. Yaniv Levyatan, an expert in information war at the University of Haifa.

If someone still thinks that this is science fiction, Dr. Levyatan notes how just recently, in Nov...


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