Australia's computers under constant attack
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 29/01/2010 17:12
Thirty per cent of computer systems for the nation's essential services such as banks, government and utilities are repeatedly attacked by hackers every month, according to an international report released today. More than half of those targets are hit multiple times a week or even multiple times a day, and the situation could get worse, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
Forty per cent of the Australian experts surveyed for the report believed the nation would sustain a ''major cyber incident'' against its key services in the next 12 months. Given a two-year timeframe, the figure jumped to 53 per cent, and 76 per cent expected a major digital strike against the nation's critical infrastructure within five years.
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