Over the last two decades, there has been an increase in the quantity and specificity of destructive cyber attacks, especially attacks associated with nation state actors.
Considering the level of destructive damage they caused, one would expect these attacks to involve sophisticated toolsets. However, in most of the cases we examined the attacks were carried out with relatively unsophisticated attack tools. The attacks reviewed in this paper portray a clear picture: when nations leverage cyber attacks, the private sector ultimately pays the price.
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