Spain cybersecurity body resolves 123,000 incidents in 2017

Monday 5 March 2018 | 09:41 CET | News

Spain’s national institute for cybersecurity (INCIBE) resolved over 123,000 cyber-incidents in 2017, up 6.8 percent year on year. The vast majority of the cyberattacks affected companies and individuals, 5,537 affected academic institutions and 885 affected strategic operators, said INCIBE in its report, adding that it had successfully resolved 2,425 ransomware incidents, communicated 18,111 new vulnerabilities and issued 491 security notices.

INCIBE director Alberto Hernandez recently said the bulk of cyberattacks were economically motivated but the scale of the threat is still primarily due to the lack of protection of IT systems. In fact, the virus with the highest impact in Spain last year was developed back in 2007.

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