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April 24, 2014
The vast majority of electronic spying attacks in 2013 can be attributed to governments, reports Telegraph.co.uk. There has been a three-fold increase in cyber espionage since April 2013 and of the 511 spying incidents recorded, 87 per cent were conducted by governments. These ranged from phishing and network scanning to rootkits and ‘brute force’ attacks. “Spying is nothing new and we shouldn’t be surprised that the political entities around the world are expanding their intelligence arsenals with modern capabilities,” said Tim Erlin, Director of Security and Risk at Tripwire. “It’s likely that the data from the report is a trailing indicator of the increasing cyber-espionage capabilities around the world.”RSS