Many astonishing hacks were uncovered previously in 2017, from an Equifax breach that compromised a large portion of the nation to worldwide payment crusades that cost organizations millions of dollars. The cyber-attacks featured the alarming vulnerability of our personal data. More tools utilized by government hackers have turned out to be open, and it's less demanding than at any other time to make advanced approaches to spread malware or ransomware or take information from organizations. Organizations additionally every now and again neglect to fix security imperfections in a timely manner.
And there's more to come.
"As we do more and more of our business online, and as criminals realize the value of the data that organizations are protecting, we're seeing morse big-name breaches, more high-profile breaches," says Mark Nunnikhoven, vice president of cloud research at the security company Trend Micro.
An investigation from hostile to infection programming firm Bitdefender discovered ransomware payments hit $2 billion in 2017, twice as much as in 2016. Then, Trend Micro predicts worldwide losses from another developing pattern, compromised business email scams, will surpass $9 billion next year.
Cyber-attacks take advantage of the internet and e-mails as the primary threat vectors to compromise important enterprise IT systems and steal data. According to Radar Services, here is some of the most sensitive information that that hackers were seeking this year:
Personal Data and Confidential Documents:
As indicated by the Identity Theft Resource Center, over the previous decade there have been more than 5,500 information breaches. That is 550 data compromise a year… or more than 1 daily! However, 2017, proved to be the most threatening year than ever before. Hackers were seeking various types of personal information that included:
• Bank Account Details
• Confidential Emails
• Credit Card Details
• Social Security Numbers and Insurance Details
• Paypal accounts
• Social Media Login
• Data at transportation Companies
• Email account data
• Identity theft
• Whats App messages
• Photos and videos
Ransomware has already been on news for decades for its sophistication and high payoff in the IT world. In 2017, the Hackers tried to target various enterprises that included:
• Large enterpises
• Authorities and Public institution
• Small and Medium sized companies
In addition to targeting individuals in the corporate world, hackers also tried to target network devices and corporate networks to breach huge data. However, home appliances like TVs and Toys are also on target this year that shows how curious these cyber criminals are to compromise our information.
• Wireless network
• Apple PCs
Compromising corporate networks and personal information is not the only thing that came to news this year. Hackers spread various propagandas to create chaos and instability to the state and organization’s market standing.
• Fake News
• Online propaganda
• Online bomb threat
• Disclosure of confidential emails
Numerous measures are taken to protect data. However, the broad and complex functionalities of IT systems offer constantly new entry points for attacks. Moreover, it is recommended to adopt new technologies and continuously monitor market trends of hackers to identify the pattern of breaches and plan security measures accordingly.