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Digital Attacks Score Security Hat Trick

The security world has experienced a hat trick of sorts. On Sunday, May 25, while Americans celebrated a long Memorial Day weekend, the world record for overt digital attacks in one year was broken, according to mi2g, a digital risk tracking company based in London. That means in this month alone, the world records for most attacks in a single day, and the most attacks in one month, and now the record for most attacks in a single year all were broken. The new yearly record stands at 87,903. Of course, the year isn’t even half-way over. The number of attacks for 2002 — all of 2002 — stood at 87,525. ”The first five months of 2003 have seen an equivalent number of overt digital attacks to those recorded in the whole of 2002,” says D.K. Matai, executive chairman of mi2g. ”At the present rate, 2003 is likely to cross 220,000 overt attacks for the whole year.” Full Story

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