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In 2018, cybercriminals stole around $1,5 trillion from companies and users worldwide! Just think of how that money could have been spent with good intentions… Nevertheless, it’s always compelling to look back and analyze the companies’ mistakes in order to learn from them. Hacken decided to recollect the most notorious hacks’ of 2018 and prepare a list of avoidable security vulnerabilities.
Any company, regardless of its size, can be hacked at any time. Hackers do not discriminate between companies based on how many employees they hire, and will thus commit a hack as long as they can benefit from the vulnerabilities of the company. Small companies can join the hacker ’s botnet network while large companies are targeted mostly out of financial interest. Larger companies are usually the number one targets of sophisticated hackers throughout the world. As the proverb goes, where there is a code — there is a bug; thus, despite being rich and famous, the systems of large companies also have a number of security vulnerabilities based on the simple fact that there is no perfectly secured code.
Usually, the main causes of cyber attacks are the lack of systematic checks and neglection of cybersecurity. Let’s recall various critical vulnerabilities found in well-known organizations
The year 2018 also saw a few destructive computer viruses and serious cybersecurity breaches which managed to corrupt operating systems and steal many companies’ confidential data and funds around the globe. Let’s take a look at some of them.
Let’s recap again, in 2018 hackers stole around $1.5 trillion from businesses and users worldwide while in 2017 the number was around $172 billion. In general, as for the number of compromised records, only two-quarters of 2018 were needed to (4,5 billion records) surpass the entirety 2017 (2,6 billion records). And that is only those that were disclosed. Imagine the actual state of the business. The numbers are really troubling. Should we keep pretending that hacking is just a game for youngsters?
The new year has come but nothing really changed in companies’ attitude toward cybersecurity. Even large corporations tend to underestimate the importance of the proper level of protection. They don’t allocate enough and even cut budgets on security and hope for the best. How is this even possible when the situation in the security field is so critical?
Fortunately, there are some organizations that do care about the security of digital users. Hacken has helped numerous companies to increase their security level and eliminate many critical vulnerabilities that could potentially lead to devastating consequences. Entrusting your reputation to cybersecurity professionals is a smart move for a smart manager. The stakes are pretty high to ignore the question and afford arrogance. Investing in proper protection is a strategic plan that will positively benefit any company in the long run.
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