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You might be wondering if your organization’s data is valuable.
The question is very appropriate so let’s answer it.
Why cyber criminals are going to attack my organization?
It will probably surprise more than one what can be done with our data. There are many types such as attacks by ideology or simply by demonstrating that they can do it, but the most common objectives revolve around economic gain which are the ones I tell you more about below:
They seek to obtain data from your employees, customers and suppliers to sell on the black market (Deep Web) or use it to prepare new attacks.
For example, with email addresses you can:
- Attack those addresses with phishing.
- Impersonate identities and attack third parties with them.
- Spamming and sending malware (Ransomware).
If they reach bank account numbers or cards
- They can be used first to perform transactions.
Secondly, sell them to third parties (There is great demand on the black market).
If they get users’ credentials and passwords It allows them to enter the organization with permissions and move around the network and corporate applications to steal information.
- To gain control of social media accounts and perform all kinds of attacks on contacts in the account.
- Perform fraudulent actions with customer data.
- Access confidential information (intellectual property, projects…)
Have part of the resources of the company’s or users’
- Systems Install silent programs to create attack networks (botnets): these are used to carry out criminal activities, such as attacking other companies or storing illegal information that you want to hide from the authorities.
- For data mining (Cryptocurrency): the processing capacity of computers and servers is used (high energy cost and reduced resources for the activities of the company itself). Infect the servers of corporate web pages: to steal, cause damage or attack users or entities.
- Ransomware installation: “hijacks” and steals company information and does not release them until they have received a financial ransom. Installation of malware on mobile devices that performs SMS/Premium Calls or serves to distribute malware to other users.
As you can see having access to a computer or a mobile or any device in general is a treasure for cybercriminals. Added to all of the above, any cybersecurity incident can have legal consequences by involving personal data or other sensitive information, so it is necessary to demonstrate diligence in preventing them.
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