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Report shows global hikes in nation-state, ‘hacktivist’ and terrorist attacks

July 13, 2017 |
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A new report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers shows dramatic increases worldwide in cyber attacks by three different types of players, while entities in “North America witnessed a 7% increase in hacktivist activity and a slight decrease to incidents ascribed to nation-states.”

The report, “The Global State of Information Security (GSISS) Survey 2017 -- Bold steps to manage geopolitical cyber threats,” was released Wednesday.

“When considering the sweep of massive global ransomware attacks and allegations of Russia meddling in the past US...


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