Half of U.S. cybersecurity breaches caused by staffers’ misconduct

Federal agencies and government contractors in the United States together experienced nearly a quarter of a million cyberattacks during the last year, according to a new analysis from the Associated Press.

What’s more, though, is that the AP says that many of the 228,700 or so cyberincidents suffered by federal agencies and contractors during the last year came not because of advanced intrusion methods employed by attackers, but instead are resulted from routine mistakes and misconduct that can be blamed on the legitimate officials tasked with keeping hackers out.

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