CYBER ATTACKS ON COMPANIES ARE EVEN A GREATER RISK NOW
THIS REPORT IS A MUST FOR ALL COMPANIES TO READ
Companies are facing an alarming rise of cyber-attacks threats as they cut costs, rely more on the Internet, automate equipment, and run mines remotely, a new study by Ernst & Young shows.
The survey, conducted among nearly 40 mining and metal companies and published Wednesday, reveals that 41% of respondents has experienced more external attempts of hacking during the past year.
The participants believed to be behind cyber-attacks had also broadened, to include national governments, the report says.
“It was once thought that hackers were rebellious young students who would target symbols of authority as a protest and a reflection of their technological prowess (…) The list of cyber adversaries has grown to include criminals, national governments and hacktivists, and their target list has likewise grown,” Ernst & Young’s report shows.