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Cyber Warfare

Expert analysis on nation state attacks

CYBER Warfare

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Nation-state backed attackers have become dangerous players in both the digital and physical worlds. The days of war starting by someone pulling a trigger are long gone; now all it takes is the click of a button.

In many ways, Africa may have become a testing ground for nation-state attacks.


But this development hasn’t gone unnoticed…


Performanta has conducted extensive research into how these attackers are using Africa to increase global awareness of the issue.

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Key takeaways:

  • In the last year, 58% of all known nation-state attacks were launched by Russian nation-state actors

  • The average successful nation-state-backed cyber attack costs an estimated $1.6 million per incident

  • In South Africa, a 10-year review of the cyber threat landscape found that the most prevalent perpetrators of attackers were trained hackers

  • Attackers likely perceive attacking Africa to have fewer risks to themselves than directly attacking the West

  • The top three most likely targeted industries in Africa are finance, manufacturing and energy

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