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IDG Contributor Network: Attacks are basically the same no matter the industry

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    Across many different sectors, security professionals are playing catch up now that they've realized there are too many easy targets out there. Whether they are motivated by money or political passions, criminals are taking advantage of the fact that for many years security has been an oversight.

    The first attack of a power grid using Black Energy malware has awoken many security professionals in the energy sector to the capabilities of bad actors. The reality now is that more people are hacking in to other systems. "There are systems being compromised. People are going to start hacking in and turning off services," said Tyler Reguly, manager of security research, Tripwire.

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