The 27 largest U.S. companies reporting cyber attacks say theysustained no major financial losses, exposing a disconnect withfederal officials who say billions of dollars in corporate secretsare being stolen.

MetLife Inc., Coca-Cola Co., and Honeywell International Inc.were among the 100 largest U.S. companies by revenue to discloseonline attacks in recent filings with the Securities and ExchangeCommission, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Citigroup Inc.reported “limited losses” while the others said there was nomaterial impact.

Those mixed messages have triggered a debate over whetherWashington is overstating the damage from cyber attacks or whethercompanies are understating its impact — or not disclosing theattacks at all. It also raises questions about whether somecompanies are painting more alarming scenarios for politicians thanfor their investors.

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