(TNS) -- A Milwaukee cybersecurity software firm has made predictions for potential computer attacks in the U.S. and the forecast is downright scary.
Among the predictions issued Tuesday, Jan. 12, by PKWare, a provider of what it markets as "smart encryption" software:
PKWare, which invented the .ZIP file compression standard, is also predicting:
"With over 30,000 businesses and 200 government entities as our customers, we have a unique view into future staging grounds for attacks," said V. Miller Newton, PKWare CEO and president, in the statement. "Based on what we're seeing right now, 2016 will see significant and dynamic cyberattacks on American interests."
"The new generation of attacks aspire to cause widespread disruption and fear, across entire industries, populations and geographies, by exploiting significant gaps in data protection," Newton added in the statement.
Since the company began making breach predictions in January of 2011, PKWARE says it has been more than 95% accurate in forecasting cyber-attacks on American interests.
"We release our breach predictions twice each year, and we do this as a public service," Newton said in the statement. "We're trying to call attention to the fact that these attacks are causing significant damage to our nation - and that they're largely preventable.
"If we're going to win today's emerging cyberwar, our government, businesses and citizenry must get serious about protecting our data."
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