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Killing Me Softly with His Hack

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Cybersecurity attacks can, and  have, killed companies – but now analysts think larger firms will fall. Danny Bradbury investigates whether hackers could slay a Fortune 1000 company

The end of 2016 somewhat predictably saw analysts across the land issuing their 2017 cybersecurity predictions. One prediction of Forrester’s stood out: The company believes that in 2017, a Fortune 1000 company will fail because of a cyber-attack. How likely is this to come true? Can a cyber-attack kill a large company via bankruptcy, acquisition or regulatory enforcement, as the analyst firm predicts?

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