Hacking attacks doubled since 2011. March 18, 2014. Norway's defense industry, technology firms and state agencies were all the regular targets of computer spying attacks last year, according to the state national security authority.
The Norwegian National Security Authority has revealed that the number of cyber attacks have doubled since 2011. They explain that they are constantly under attack and at an increasing rate.
As outlined in other scoops, the amount of cyber threats has surged over the past decade and it is not slowing down. Governments are establishing new agencies to specially combat this increasing threat.
V3.co.uk UK National Cyber Crime Unit becomes operational TechTarget The new National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) has become operational as part of the UK's new National Crime Agency (NCA) aimed at fighting serious and organised crime.
The United Kingdom's launch of the new division named 'National Cyber Crime Unit' under their current NCA (National Crime Agency) conveys on notion of the increase cyber security threat.The NCCU collaborates members of the e-Crime unit of the police and the cyber devision of Soca (Serious Organised Crime Agency).
The ever increasing amount of cyber crime around the world has forced countries to create specialised divisions in their anti-crime agencies to defend themselves and others.
The Guardian Report outlines characteristics of nation-state driven cyber attacks The Guardian "The biggest challenge to deterring, defending against, or retaliating for cyber-attacks is the problem of correctly identifying the perpetrator.
Strategists must be aware that part of every political and military conflict will take place on the internet, says Kenneth Geers.
Nathan Fisher's insight:
This article from SC magazine takes a look into the past cyber warfare acts committed and provides an insight on the future state of cyber crimes.
The Estonia cyber attacks in 2007 will be looked back in the future and be remembered as the turning point in cyberwarfare. It shows that there is a demand for cyber security experts to protect IT-dependent countries.
Cyberware and security's demand will exponentially increase in the future due to availability of new technologies by almost everyone in the general public.
A PDF provided by Symantec which thoroughly analyses the Stuxnet virus. Providing a detailed decomposition of the virus' methods of attack, target and more.
The Stuxnet virus is the start of many computer viruses and malware that will be used by governments to target other countries. Stuxnet ha d the ability to shut down Iran's power supply by overclocking the centrifuges in the nuclear power enrichment plant.
Cyber crime is on the rise and naturally cyber security is too.
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