Mar 24 2011

Federal Cyber Attacks Rose In 2010

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Federal Cyber Attacks Rose 39% In 2010

Cyber attacks on the federal government increased in 2010 over the previous year, even though the total number of cybersecurity incidents was down overall, according to a new report from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

There were 41,776 reported cyber incidents of malicious intent in the federal network in 2010 out of a total 107,439 reported to the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), according to the OMB’s fiscal year 2010 report on federal implementation of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). The number represented a 39% increase over 2009, when 30,000 incidents were reported by the feds, of 108,710 attacks overall, according to the report.

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