Caught in the crossfire

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In the early hours of 10 February 2014, hackers struck the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. Within hours, malware had obliterated much of the company’s IT systems, wiping hundreds of computers clean, deleting key company files, destroying the backups and shutting down servers. Within less than 24 hours, the attack inflicted an estimated $40 million worth of damage.

The incident serves as an illustration of the devastation that can be inflicted by cyber attackers in a short space of time – and nobody believes the problem isn’t getting worse. 

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