0
IT

Spain hit by record 120,000 cyber incidents in 2017

Friday 12 January 2018 | 11:05 CET | News
Spain was impacted by over 120,000 cyber-incidents in 2017, up from 115,000 in 2016 and just 18,000 in 2014, reports EFE, citing national institute for cybersecurity (INCIBE) director Alberto Hernandez. The majority of the cyberattacks were economically motivated but the scale of the threat is primarily due to the lack of protection of IT systems, said Hernandez, adding that the virus with the highest impact in Spain was developed back in 2007. The INCIBE director also pointed out that the cyber-incidents figures rose last year due to improved detection capacity.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

We hope you've enjoyed your free articles. Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: IT
Countries: Spain
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Spain cybersecurity body resolves 123,000 incidents in 2017

Published 05 Mar 2018 09:41 CET | Spain
Spain's national institute for cybersecurity (INCIBE) resolved over 123,000 cyber-incidents in 2017, up 6.8 percent year on year. ...

Spain launches Children's Internet Security Centre

Published 08 Feb 2017 09:19 CET | Spain
Spain's minister for energy, tourism and the digital agenda, Alvaro Nadal, has announced the launch of a new Children's Internet ...

Spain's INCIBE to hold cybersecurity venture day

Published 05 Jan 2017 15:14 CET | Spain
Spain's national institute for cybersecurity (INCIBE) has announced that an independent jury will pick the three winners of its ...

Spain's INCIBE teams up with Washington Uni on cybersecurity

Published 01 Apr 2016 10:34 CET | Spain
Spain's national institute for cybersecurity (INCIBE) has signed an agreement with the University of Washington to jointly run ...

Over 8 in 10 Spanish homes use anti-virus to protect PCs

Published 16 Feb 2015 14:37 CET | Spain
Around 82 percent of the Spanish computers are protected with anti-virus software but only 53 percent of Spanish social network ...





Prepaid has 32% of the market
United Kingdom  |  2018 Q2

Calendar   /   Industry Events

22 Oct Grameenphone Q3 2018
22 Oct SCTE ISBE Cable Tec Expo
22 Oct International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners
23 Oct Modern Times Group (MTG) Q3 2018
23 Oct Logitech fiscal Q2
23 Oct Juniper Networks Q3 2018
23 Oct Corning Q3 2018
23 Oct Millicom Q3 2018
23 Oct Verizon Q3 2018
23 Oct AudioCodes Q3 2018
23 Oct FCC Open meeting
24 Oct Orange Belgium Q3 2018
24 Oct KPN Q3 2018
24 Oct STMicroelectronics Q3 2018
24 Oct Smith Micro Q3 2018
24 Oct Atos Q3 2018
24 Oct AT&T Q3 2018
24 Oct Technicolor Q3 2018
24 Oct F5 Networks fiscal Q4
24 Oct Telenor Q3 2018
24 Oct M1 Q3 2018
24 Oct Microsoft fiscal Q1
24 Oct Line Q3 2018
24 Oct HPE Securities Analyst Meeting
24 Oct ENISA – Europol Conference on the Internet of Things
24 Oct Women in TMT M&A
24 Oct Broadband World Forum
25 Oct Iridium Q3 2018
25 Oct Snap Q3 2018
25 Oct Netgear Q3 2018
::: More Calendar Items