In the first quarter of 2014, while cyberattacks decreased by 68 percent across the globe, attacks against Turkey increased by 6 percent. Attacks against Turkey have mostly been carried out by Russia, the U.S. and Switzerland, respectively.

Political/ideological disagreements are the top reasons – at 33 percent – for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks to block Internet services, followed by games-related reasons at 31 percent. DDoS attacks are used to retrieve bank information, to mislead and camouflage the real attack and to hide data hacks after system penetration.

Source: Daily Sabah