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Recently Exposed Cyber Attacks Show Hackers Scoring Huge Victories in Critical US Sectors
Date:5/14/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 14, 2013

May is not even half over and already there have been some massive cyber attacks making headlines this month, with two being especially frightening. First up was a three-year long cyber intrusion that compromised massive amounts of data from a military defense contractor, QinetiQ North America. They only have their fingers in areas like satellites, drones, robotics, military software and other high-tech gadgets the US military depends on to maintain dominance. The second involved two intricately orchestrated and sophisticated attacks involving the banking sector and ATMs that netted $45 million in cash in roughly ten hours, carried out with precision coordination that spanned over two dozen countries. Joe Caruso, CEO/CTO of Global Digital Forensics (GDF), took some time to discuss the implications of such breaches and the importance for any organization to keep their cyber security posture current.

A very big deal

“If there are two industries that raise the hair on my arm when I think about them getting breached by cyber attackers, it’s military defense and the financial sector. When nefarious players manage to take control of these types of digital assets, it doesn't just have the potential to topple a company, it could topple a nation, and more.”

Not with a bang, but a whimper

“Hackers had access to QinetiQ’s data on and off for three years. Think about that. Their experts said the
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