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The cyber threat.
A new report from Verizon says cyber attacks are a pandemic and China gets a lot of the blame -- data breach report argues that China may be behind 96%.
Of state sponsored attacks and joining us now got one of the authors write.
-- bakeries managing principal research and intelligence thanks for being with -- -- So your report finds one thing is it actual state sponsored break ends in the past year were up triple.
What portion of all hacker break ins and -- state sponsored do we think instead of just -- on their own.
Well and in our study about 20%.
Worse state sponsored.
And most of those came from China so it's a it's a pretty large segment when you consider all the types of crimes and -- attacks that are going on across the world today.
Yet now we move up one -- -- cyber cyber attack origins and it shows that the China.
He is -- with 30% of of break -- by external actors -- with 20% -- doing financial while China doing espionage please explain the difference there.
So so when you look at these attacks you really -- The differences in the kind of attack that we call financially motivated attacks -- lot of them are operated out of -- Eastern Europe they target payment cards at target personal information.
They use a completely different set of tactics.
-- -- espionage side of the equation which.
Largely operates out of China -- other areas of the world as well.
And they use different methods and motives and a target intellectual property trade secrets military secrets.
Very different types of crime and that's when the report we draw these distinction between the two.
Yet now while other hacker experts have come on -- and said.
Frankly if the Chinese were really good hackers and all you wouldn't be able to Trace such a large number of hacks to the Chinese began with a -- and -- the no I don't think so but there -- a certain.
Degree of truth there in other words we are getting better at recognizing those kinds of attacks one of the main reasons that we saw such an increase in a report this year.
Is because of the amount of intelligence and information is shared about these attacks.
That increase our ability to recognize and respond to -- so so there is a certain degree -- if they are good they will Heidi we will not noticed.
Give way you know you guys counted from what I can tell 621.
-- including 444 million records that's down from 85574.
Million records a year before.
But the fact is you really don't know how much of this stuff is really going on right I mean are you get 90% of what you see -- can only 10% of this activity.
I really wish we knew the answer that question but the fact is that every year we we work with a larger set of organizations in order to try to answer that question.
I'm but it's really difficult to know because so many attacks are unknown and and the victims never know that they've been attacked.
So there's a huge number of events that are going on day in and day out.
And we see a proportion of that but we try to get as much of proportion of that as we -- to really figure out what's going on across what we don't -- Yeah well for finding this much for probably stopping a lot of a lot -- all right thanks for being with us today -- -- I really appreciate it.
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