'Worst-ever semester for cyberattacks'

IT fraudsters taking approach of organized crime says Clusit

(ANSA) - Verona, October 4 - The first half of 2018 was the worst-ever for cyberattacks, Italian IT security agency Clusit said in a report presented in Verona on Thursday. It said it registered and analysed 730 major attacks in the January-June period, up 31% on the previous six months.
    "2018 looks set to beat the sad record of last year, which was called the year of the quantum leap in cyber insecurity," the Clusit experts said.
    It said the problem peaked in February with 139 attacks.
    The report said IT fraudsters were increasingly "taking the approach typical of organized crime".