According to the Ponemon Institute’s research, released this month, the annual cost of cybercrime jumped up by 6 percent to $8.9 million in 2012. This increase has been driven by Denial of Service (DoS), website attacks and of course, malicious insiders.
There have been an average of almost 2 successful attacks each week. Every successful attack contained either a virus, worm, trojan or malware including remotely controlled botnets. Data leakage and business disruption accounted for the most damages that victim companies suffered.
“Attacks have become both harder to detect and harder to clean up,” said Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder of the Ponemon Institute.
SOURCE: Ponemon Institute
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