Interesting statistics about cyber attacks on U.S. networks

While the usual yearly predictions are coming out from large av scanner vendors, here’s an interesting article containing an ex-CIA official’s statements on how many attacks occurred against the federal government in 2007 alone. The numbers are staggering, when considering it’s only one year of successful criminal activity:

“America is under widespread attack in cyberspace,” Palowitch said in citing Cartwright’s statistics that there were 37,000 reported breaches of government and private systems in fiscal 2007. There were nearly 13,000 direct assaults on federal agencies then, and 80,000 attempted computer network attacks on Defense Department systems, he added.

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One Response to Interesting statistics about cyber attacks on U.S. networks

  1. Spy Guy says:

    A large number of Danish papers´ web versions have crashed. Suspicions immediately center on the hacker attacks being because of the Mohammed-drawings in Jyllands-Posten. ..

    All the web media hit are hosted on the same servers at the internet company Metropol Online, owned by Berlingske (Danish publishing house). ..

    Among the media hit is the homepage of Jyllands-Postens, http://www.jp.dk, which creates suspicions, that hackers are trying to hit the paper as part of the row over the papers´ Mohammed-drawings.

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