In case ending the work week on Friday the 13th wasn't enough of an ominous way to head into the weekend, consider this: for the first ever, the World Economic Forum (WEF) identified cyber attacks on governments and businesses as one of the top five global risks in terms of likelihood. In fact, it's the first time any kind of technology risk ranked in the top five.
The likelihood of a cyber attack ranked No. 4 overall, behind severe income disparity (No. 1), chronic fiscal imbalances (No. 2), and rising greenhouse gas emissions (No. 3), and ahead of a water supply crisis (No. 5). What's more, WEF points out there's really no such thing as a secure system, and at best there are just ones which haven't had their vulnerabilities exposed.
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WEF Global Risks 2012 Seventh Edition: