Hacking set to surge during Christmas and the New Year
news alert (excerpt)
London, UK - 17 December 2002, 13:00 GMT - December is set to be the
worst month for digital attacks based on the current trend and the expected
seasonal surge of attacks recorded during Christmas and at the turn of the
New Year since 1999.
Numbers from previous years going back to 1995, demonstrate a surge in digital
attacks in the last 10 days of each year. Especially in the last three years
- 1999, 2000 and 2001 - the worst affected were the days just before Christmas
Eve and New Year's Eve. A similar pattern is predicted for 2002 by the mi2g
Intelligence Unit. In contrast, Christmas Day and New Year's Day are expected
to be relatively quiet.