Indian companies among biggest victims of cyberattacks

Companies in China, Hong Kong and India have reported the highest number of cyberattacks linked to nation-states, causing an estimated average financial loss of USD 2.7 million globally, according to a new survey.

PriceWaterhouseCoopers in ‘The Global State of Information Security Survey 2015’ has said the number of respondents who say they have been compromised by nation-states has increased by a huge 86%.

The survey found a striking 64% jump in security incidents attributed to competitors, some of whom may be backed by nation-states.

“Given the ability of nation-state adversaries to carry out attacks without detection, we believe the volume of compromises is very likely under-reported,” it said.

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