Report finds that ransom is top motivation for cyber attacks.

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As noted on BetaNews.com, a report from cyber security firm Radware, "Hackers & Companies Agree: Data Is Lucrative," reveals that 49% of businesses say they were targeted by cyber attacks in 2016. Of those affected organizations, 41 % claim that ransom was the motivation; 27% cite insider threats; and 26% cite either political "hacktivism" or competitive gain as the motivation.

Additionally, 55% of responding organizations say the Internet of Things (loT) makes detection and mitigation more difficult because of the expanded landscape for attack.

A Radware executive, Carl Herberger, says it's clear today that money is the top motivator in the threat landscape.

Despite such threats, many organizations remain poorly prepared. The report suggests...

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