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cyberattack

An assault against a computer system or network. See information warfare and DOD cyberspace glossary.
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The FFIEC statement also said institutions that are victims of cyber attacks involving extortion are encouraged to inform law enforcement authorities and notify their primary regulator(s).
According to the oil ministry, the cyber attack was carried out through a virus penetration that damaged users?
In this way, Hitachi will be able to assess up-to-date cyber threat situations and analyze cyber-attacks with higher accuracy, accelerating its effort to actualize advanced responses to cyber attacks by sharing cyber threat data with CSIRTs (Computer Security Incident Response Teams) of other companies and organizations, and by enhancing security-related services.
According to an Obama Administration report, there were almost 61,000 cyber attacks and security breaches on the federal government last year, and this number doesn't include hits on major corporations, like Target, Home Depot and now Sony.
CEO, Sean Galliher, says, "While the majors like Target, Home Depot, eBay and Chase Bank receive the most public exposure when their security is invaded, the fact is that between 2012 -- 2013, cyber attacks on small to mid-sized businesses increased 61%.
The number of organizations that are potential targets for state-sponsored cyber attacks is probably much higher than 50%, because if attackers can't break into a targeted organization, they will go after partners and suppliers," said Tim 'TK' Keanini, chief research officer for nCircle.
The committee accused ministers of "complacency" over the failure to develop rules of engagement covering the military response to a cyber attack on the UK.
Citing a Norton Cybercrime Report that put the UAE's losses caused by cyber attacks last year at Dh2.
The aborted cyber attack on Libya demonstrates how legal concerns about cybersecurity have yet to be resolved.
The recent cyber attack against the central bank may be an attempt to test the waters.
Not every cyber attack leads to loss of information.
Whether from a natural disaster or an unimaginable event such as a terrorist attack or a cyber attack, your organization's records and competitive intelligence are at risk each and every day.