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The 10 defining cyber events of 2021

Amid a slew of world-altering events, the last 12 months saw cybersecurity concerns firmly edge their way into mainstream global consciousness, writes Rene Millman

It’s no overstatement to say that this year was an historic worst for cyber threats. Amid new remote working trends and a sea of global lockdowns, cyber criminals gleefully leveraged the chaotic climate to attack more targets than ever. 

But as the crooks upped their game, so too global tech companies and governments rolled out innovative products and strategies in the strongest show of global unity yet.

Here’s our pick of those defining moments for cybersecurity over the past 12 months…

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