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May Breaks Record for Digital Attacks

The world record for overt digital attacks in one month was broken Tuesday — just four months after the last record was set and less than a month since the record was set for most attacks in a single day. The first 20 days of May recorded a total of 20,182 overt attacks, breaking the previous record of 19,658 attacks set this past January, according to analysts from mi2g, a digital risk tracking firm based in London. May 4 has gone down as a record breaking day with 2,576 verified overt attacks recorded in one day. “We have noticed a pattern of politically motivated digital attacks preceding physical terrorism in the cases of both Morocco and Saudi Arabia,” says D.K. Matai, executive chairman with mi2g. “The U.S., U.K., Turkey and India are also looking turbulent. Individuals disenchanted with domestic government and U.S. foreign policy are expressing their views through cyberspace first.” Mi2g analysts report that a large chunk of the attacks recorded so far in May have targeted the U.S., Germany, Argentina and the U.k. They also note that one quarter of all the attacks recorded so far throughout May were the work of politically motivated hacking groups protesting the U.S./U.K. intervention in the Middle East and the War on Terror. Full Story

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