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Survey: Most US companies suffering cyberattacks, struggling along

Cybercriminals are targeting US companies, with most companies suffering multiple attacks, including some successful data breaches
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Dec 7, 2014 6:17 pm

Eighty-two percent of US companies suffered at least one cyberattack in the past 12 months, with 46 percent reporting at least three or more, according to a Malwarebytes report that Lawless Research conducted. Mobile security issues garner a lot of attention, but exploitable browser vulnerabilities provide the most pressing concern at the moment.

 

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Trying to defend against these malicious attacks has allowed the cybersecurity industry to grow at a rapid pace - and as software and hardware security both improve - retailers, financial institutions, and governments remain concerned of looming attacks.

 

There has been a rise in ransomware attacks, survey respondents noted, and infection levels have been relatively low - but cause great concern for executives.

NEWS SOURCES:Readwrite.com, Real.dctc.edu

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