AT&T Says Attack Attempts On Devices Have Quadrupled

By Jody Godoy (October 2, 2015, 6:54 PM EDT) -- Attempts to probe the weaknesses of Internet-connected devices on AT&T's network have risen 458 percent and distributed denial-of-service attacks have gone up by 62 percent in the last two years, the company revealed in a cybersecurity report on Thursday.

In the report aimed at corporate executives, AT&T Inc. outlined the major sources of cyberthreats, including the growing number of connected devices, and ways in which companies can deal with them.

"Every company either has been breached or will be breached," Ralph de la Vega, CEO of the company's mobile and business unit, said in a statement on the report. "Keeping a...

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