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Financial, insurance sectors most targeted by cyber attackers: IBM

Posted On: Aug. 27, 2014 12:00 AM CST

IBM Corp. said in a research report that the financial and insurance sectors are those most targeted by cyber attackers, making up nearly 50% of the cases reported in 2014, reports

These are followed by manufacturing, which accounted for 21.7%, and information and communications, which accounted for 18.6%.

An information security executive at IBM's Latin American operations said the same sectors were at the top in 2013.

Most incidents are a result of human actions, such as opening unsafe e-mail attachments, the IBM report said.

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