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US Top Sufferer From Serious Cyberattacks; Australia Sixth

SYDNEY/STOCKHOLM: Specops Software, a Swedish provider of password management and authentication products, has analysed data from US-based think tank, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), to determine that the US suffered 157 significant cyberattacks between 2006 and 2020.

This was three times ahead of second-place getter the UK and 10 times as many as Australia, which finished in sixth position.

For the ranking, a significant cyberattack was defined as an attack on a country’s government agencies, defence and high-tech companies, or economic crimes with losses equating to more than a million dollars.

Specops listed the most common attack techniques as being denial of service (DoS); SQL injection; man-in-the-middle; phishing. – Stuart Corner


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