Rootkits are the tool of choice to attack governments around the world | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

Analyzing rootkits used in attacks over the past decade, cybersecurity researchers have discovered that close to half (44%) have been used to power campaigns that have focused on compromising government systems. 

Moreover, examining the evolution of rootkits in cyberattacks, the study from Positive Technologies notes that irrespective of the target 77% of rootkits are used by cyber-criminals for espionage purposes. 

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