Industrial Safety

Manufacturing companies got wrecked by cyber-spies last year, Verizon report says

By CyberScoop

Apr 28, 2017

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Cyber-spies backed by nation-states were behind a majority of data breaches experienced by manufacturing companies in 2016, according to Verizon’s newly published 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report.

Verizon identified 620 data breach incidents in the manufacturing sector last year — of which 94 percent could be defined as “espionage” driven and attributable to “state-affiliated” actors.

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