The Philippine Daily Inquirer shares a White House report that charts between $57 billion and $109 billion of losses from cyberattacks for the United States 2016. The report warned of a “spillover” effect for the broader economy if the situation worsens:
A report by the White House Council of Economic Advisers sought to quantify what it called “malicious cyber activity directed at private and public entities” including denial of service attacks, data breaches and theft of intellectual property, and sensitive financial and strategic information. It warned of malicious activity by “nation-states” and specifically cited Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea. The report noted particular concern over attacks on so-called critical infrastructure, such as highways, power grids, communications systems, dams, and food production facilities which could lead to important spillover impacts beyond the target victims.