The U.S. by far has been hit harder than any other country in the world with 156 “significant” cyberattacks since 2006, according to new data from the U.S.-based think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) that chronicles major hacks up until last month.
The U.K. finished second with 47 significant attacks, which is defined by CSIS as cyberattacks on government agencies, defense and high-tech companies or economic crimes that rack up losses of more than a $1 dollars.
India ranked third with 23 such large-scale attacks, and Germany fourth with 21 attacks. Interestingly, Russia only had eight attacks during and North Korea five, while other nation states with substantial resources devoted to cyber security, such as China and Iran (both at 15) and North Korea only five attacks. Meanwhile, the latter’s bordering nation, South Korea, had 18.
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