ATHENS - Cybercrime attacks are going unreported in Greece with companies either unaware of incidents or trying to sweep them under the carpet, experts told a security conference on Thursday. Read More ..
A cybersecurity study by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the London-based services firm, has found that a suspiciously-high 61 percent of Greek businesses had not detected a single security incident over the past year.
Another 27 percent reported 1-2 incidents while 11 percent reported more than three incidents.
The eurozone average was 26 percent for no attacks, 20 percent for 1-2 attacks and 43 percent for more than three attacks, said Socratis Katsikas, a digital systems professor at the University of Piraeus who presented the data.
"It's more likely that some companies did not even realise the attack, which is worse, or don't want to report it," Katsikas told a conference organised by the Greek cybercrime police squad.
Professor Costas Lambrinoudakis, who teaches at the same department, added that from 2007 onwards financial fraud has replaced viruses as the main threat for computer users.