The 2017 Government Internet Security Threat Report (GISTR) details how cyber criminals executed politically devastating attacks. Cyber attacks against the U.S. Democratic Party and the subsequent leak of stolen information reflect a trend towards highly-publicized, overt campaigns designed to destabilize and disrupt organizations and countries. In the past, sabotage via cyber attack was rare. But the success of several campaigns – including the U.S. election and Shamoon – indicate a growing trend of agitators influencing politics to sow discord across the globe.
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