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Cyber-based espionage expected to only increase in 2015 and beyond

Cyberespionage is a growing problem, and will likely only increase in the future
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Dec 9, 2014 5:28 pm

Cyberattacks will continue in 2015, and there will be increased interest in nation states using cyberespionage to attack and compromise one another. Established countries will work to "enhance their ability" to launch attacks and remain hidden on compromised networks - and researchers believe smaller countries and terrorist groups will develop their cyber warfare capabilities.




The McAfee report indicates: "Cyber espionage attacks will continue to increase in frequency as long-term players will become stealthier information gatherers, while newcomers to cyberattack capabilities will look for ways to steal sensitive information and disrupt their adversaries."


Cybercriminals will evolve their abilities to learn from organized state-sponsored attacks, and look to steal intellectual property, operational intelligence, and conduct intelligence gathering on specific targets.


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