One-Third of Corporate Cyberattacks Succeed: Accenture

Nov. 2 — About one-third of targeted attempts to breach corporations’ cybersecurity defenses succeed but three-quarters of executives remain unaccountably confident in their security strategies, Accenture Plc. reported Nov. 2 in a survey of 2,000 security officers representing large enterprises worldwide. The “alarmingly high” failure rate in defending against attacks is compounded by their “sheer volume,” Accenture…

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U.K. Targets Cybersecurity, Citing Russia Threat

Nov. 1 — Businesses and homes are increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks as people install internet-connected appliances and companies rely on outdated systems, U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said. Hammond used a speech in London Nov. 1 to set out the British government’s Cyber-Security Strategy, pledging to “strike back” against malicious activity. It came as…

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Top Putin aide hacked: Proxy cyberwar suspected

MOSCOW — A gigabyte of leaked emails this week to a top aide of Russian President Vladimir Putin reveal direct political and financial ties with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. Putin has consistently denied any connection to the separatists, whether with military or financial support. Fighting has raged in eastern Ukraine for two years, since rebels in the Donetsk…

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