What hasn’t changed is that the internet is continuously patrolled by cyber predators who are looking for any possible way to take control of your data and systems. These bad guys still rely on social engineering to trick and manipulate people so that they can bypass technical layers of security in order to get to their payoff.
What has changed is that hacker tactics continue to evolve as technology progresses, and they’re not always looking for bitcoin payment, but for doorways to bigger targets.
The bad guys have also changed their ransomware game.
Apparently, too many data heists have been left dead in the water because the victims refused to pay the ransom. Instead of threatening to hold on to data, hackers are resorting to extortion, promising that they’ll release confidential data to the public unless their victim meets their terms.
Join us to hear three TRUE stories of cyber attacks that illustrate these aspects of the current threat landscape. We’ll talk through what happened and the lessons that we can learn to improve security and lessen the risk of a cyber attack.