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Australia: Cyber criminals attack six in 10 companies, says poll

July 1, 2014 - 6:00am

Australian companies are increasingly being targeted by cyber criminals, with six in 10 businesses in a survey saying they have suffered multiple IT system crashes because of attacks in the past year, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

The survey conducted by BT Security found that 63% of Australian respondents suffered multiple crashes.

Arbor Networks Inc.'s country manager for Australia and New Zealand, Nick Race, said the firm saw 31,000 distributed denial-of-service attacks against Australian systems during the first half of 2014.

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