Overheard: Word of the Day

May 3 2010   2:36PM GMT

Overheard talking about cyberextortion

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

CSIS surveyed more than 600 IT and security executives who work for many of the companies that run critical infrastructure facilities. The survey found that one-in-five critical infrastructure entities reported being the victim of extortion through cyberattack or threatened cyberattack within the past two years.

Robert Westervelt, Security expert predicts criminals to take cyber extortion tactics to the U.S.

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is cyberextortion.

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