2020 was, without question, a banner year for ransomware attacks. Ransomware is a lot more prevalent than you think. When an organization is hit by a ransomware attack, they have two choices: Pay the ransom or lose — or even expose — their data. After the attack, these organizations are left to pick up the pieces and do damage control. In 2020, 51% of organizations were affected by ransomware.
Hackers and cybercriminals nowadays are targeting more and more organizations. CNBC reports that cyberattacks cost companies $200,000 on average, while only 14% of small businesses have defense strategies currently in place.
From malware distributing Facebook Ads and COVID-19 themed phishing emails, ransomware groups are the first to adapt their messaging to take advantage of uncertainty. And the ongoing pandemic, along with the massive changes to our everyday lives caused by it, have given these groups an ample amount of resources to exploit.
Estamos entrevistando a Clever Viera (responsable de TI del Grupo Fastrax) y a Martín Ovando, gerente de producto de la División Soluciones: Software y Servicios para la Gestión de TI en el segmento corporativo.
As businesses scrambled to adapt to a remote work environment, scammers took advantage of the COVID-19 spread to spoof informational sites and steal unsuspecting users' private information. At the height of pandemic coverage, Google reported a 350% phishing increase from February 2020 to March 2020.