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Number of reported cyber attacks directed against the U.S. government in FY 2016, by attack vector

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U.S. government: number of cyber security incidents 2016, by attack vector This statistic presents the number of cyber attacks directed against the U.S. government in FY 2016, by attack vector. During the reported period, the U.S. government encountered 3,292 e-mail or phishing attacks. CFO Act agencies accounted for the majority of cyber attacks.
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This statistic presents the number of cyber attacks directed against the U.S. government in FY 2016, by attack vector. During the reported period, the U.S. government encountered 3,292 e-mail or phishing attacks. CFO Act agencies accounted for the majority of cyber attacks.
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Release date
March 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
Fiscal year 2016
Special properties
agency-reported incidents; US-CERT incidents
Supplementary notes
CFO Act agencies are those agencies designated in the CFO Act (with the addition of DHS and minus the Federal Emergency Management Agency). In practice, the CFO Act agencies are the 24 largest Federal agencies in terms of budget; the 23 civilian CFO Act agencies are the CFO Act agencies minus the Department of Defense.

US-CERT is a division within DHS charged with responding to major information security incidents

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