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US Navy sees 110,000 cyber attacks every hour, or more than 30 every single second

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December 5, 2012
Cyber Security
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“The US government and all its military branches are naturally a prime target for cyber attacks, but exactly how bad is the situation? Those numbers aren’t thrown around loosely, but Hewlett Packard on Wednesday inadvertently released some statistics for the US Navy’s IT network, and they don’t look pretty.

‘For the US Navy we provide the network for 800,000 men and woman in 2,000 locations around the world, protecting them against 110,000 cyber attacks every hour,’ Mike Nefkens, the head of enterprise services at HP, told V3 at the company’s Discover event in Frankfurt. ‘This means the attacks average out at about 1,833 per minute or 30 every second.’”

Source: US Navy sees 110,000 cyber attacks every hour, or more than 30 every single second – The Next Web

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