Just as in agriculture (see the Hunt & Hackett series of blogs on agriculture), the usual suspects of offensive cyber-operations, being China, Russia, Iran and North Korea are very active in maritime- and related industries. There are a few notable differences though. Turkey and the United States are showing quite some interest in maritime and related industries, and Lebanon and Syria are also among the nations who are actively eagerly deploying APTs. In figure 1 it is shown which countries are the most active. Data collected by Hunt & Hackett shows that espionage and information theft are by a far the main objectives of the attacking APTs. What motivations lie behind these attacks? Hunt & Hackett has conducted an analysis on the most active nations. In this blogpost, the motives of China and Russia are discussed.
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