Cyberattacks Against U.S. Corporations Are on the Rise

Cyberattacks Against U.S. Corporations Are on the Rise (http://www.nytimes.com)

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A new wave of cyberattacks is striking American corporations, prompting warnings from federal officials, including a vague one issued last week by the Department of Homeland Security. This time, officials say, the attackers’ aim is not espionage but sabotage, and the source seems to be somewhere in the Middle East. The targets have primarily been energy companies, and the attacks appeared to be probes, looking for ways to seize control of their processing systems. The attacks are continuing, officials said. But two senior administration officials said Sunday that they were still not certain exactly where the attacks were coming from, or whether they were state-sponsored or the work of hackers or criminals. (Continue reading at http://www.nytimes.com)

My Two Cents: Cyber sabotage is on the rise and sadly it will only get worse. If we take a look at the Internet, and how it seems every new device (Printers, Refrigerators, TVs..) we purchase has wireless, and wired network controllers turned on out of the box, and most people just put the device on a network not knowing the printer or other device is also sending out an unsecure wireless signal..I can understand how these systems get hacked.

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