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Cyber risks to intensify in 2017

Cyber risk consultancy Stroz Friedberg has predicted that 2017 will see increased use of state-sponsored cyber espionage and more attempts by criminals to manipulate the internet of things.

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Cyber criminals will manipulate internet of things technology to spread malware, and state-sponsored cyber espionage will grow and will have a profound impact on global politics, according to cyber risk consultancy Stroz Friedberg.

Other predictions in its report for 2017 include the rise of “data sabotage” as criminals will seek to sow confusion and doubt over the accuracy and reliability of information, impairing decision-making across the private and public sector, while cyber-fraud techniques such as spear-phishing and social engineering tactics will also become more targeted and advanced.

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