Thursday, April 26, 2012

Cyberattacks on Government Up 680 Percent

Sasso, Brendan. "Cyberattacks on Government Up 680 Percent." The Hill, April 25, 2012.

From the article: "Cyberattacks on the federal government soared 680 percent in five years, an official from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified Tuesday.

Gregory Wilshusen, director of information issues for the GAO, said federal agencies reported 42,887 cybersecurity "incidents" in 2011, compared with just 5,503 in 2006.

The incidents included malicious code, denial of service attacks and unauthorized access to systems.

He said foreign nations, terrorists, criminal groups and political activists were behind many of the attacks. " Read more