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US and UK: Dealing with major cyber attacks

The United States, the United Kingdom, India and Germany have experienced many "significant" cyber-attacks over the past 14 years, according to a new report released this week by Swedish Specops Software.

The company analyzed data from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to find out which countries have experienced the most "significant" cyberattacks, defined as attacks on "government agencies of a country, defense and high companies technology or financial crimes with losses equivalent to more than one million dollars ”.

According to the findings, the US has experienced the most significant number so far attacks in cyberspace, a total of 156 between May 2006 and June 2020. The report noted that 2018 marked the "worst year" for attacks in cyberspace with only 30 incidents occurring during the year.

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After the US, the United Kingdom faced 47 major attacks on cyberspace during the same period, India 23 major attacks and the Germany to follow with 21 cyber attacks.

The Ισραήλ and France faced 11 major cyber attacks between May 2006 and June 2020.

The report also found that the most common techniques for causing significant cyber attacks included Denial of Service Attack (DoS), which occurs when the Criminals make a machine or a network resource unavailable to its users, flooding them with requests until traffic is normal. Except SQL Injection Attack which introduces malicious SQL code in one database for access to sensitive information, as well as an attack A man-in-the-middle (MitM) in which hackers prevent Communication between two parts. In addition, the phishing attacks was another common method of sending emails that appear to come from a trusted source but attempt to obtain sensitive information.

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