This is a repost of a blog originally posted to GovLoop here.
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[Report] The New Cyber Threat Landscape: Tactics are Getting Simpler, Outcomes are Becoming Unprecedented
It will come as no surprise to anyone that 2016 saw an alarming increase in targeted attacks aimed at politically motivated sabotage and subversion. This new level of ambition by cyber criminals is corroborated by the annual Internet Security Threat Report from DLT partner, Symantec. The perceived success of several campaigns – particularly the U.S.
“The enemy with no face”. No, it’s not the latest Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Hollywood action movie, but the tagline from the U.S. Army’s latest cyber warrior recruitment ad.
Got breach fatigue yet? Yes, it’s been another bad year for computer security. 2016 saw the announcement of the biggest breach ever – the Myspace hack. But, that was quickly eclipsed by the September Yahoo data breach which resulted in the exfiltration of extensive account information, included passwords, from 500 million users.