In today's technology-driven world, businesses face a multitude of challenges. However, the aftermath of an unexpected disaster can push organizations to their limits, unintentionally creating opportunities for cybercriminals to launch devastating attacks that exacerbate the chaos caused by such events.
Today with cyberattacks surging due to widespread remote work and increased online interactions during the pandemic, it seems likely that this trend will only continue to grow further.
To give some statistics about 85% of breaches involved a human element in 2021. Additionally, 36% of breaches involved phishing attacks while ransomware attacks contributed to 10% of attacks.
Cybersecurity is a hot topic this year, especially since barely a week goes by without news of another major breach. While the most publicized are those that impact large organizations and millions of consumers, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are actually at greater risk.
The malware is still undetected by the majority of anti-virus programs, according to the analysis by virus checking site Virus Total.
The malware was distributed via a bogus Adobe Flash update.
The outbreak bears similarities to the WannaCry and Petya ransomware outbreaks that spread around the world causing widespread disruption earlier this year.
Another Hurricane has it's sights set on the U.S. mainland once again. As the remnants of Hurricane Harvey finally passed this weekend, forecasters began to once again sound the alarm bells around Hurricane Irma. As of this writing, Hurricane Irma was the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic and was at a Category 5 with 185 MPH sustained winds.