3 December 2021 / เวลา 7:28 น.

Why ransomware creators and distributors target businesses

Why ransomware creators and distributors target businesses

  • Because that’s where the money is
  • Because attackers know that a successful infection can cause major business disruptions, which will increase their chances of getting paid
  • Because computer systems in companies are often complex and prone to vulnerabilities that can be exploited through technical means
  • Because the human factor is still a huge liability which can also be exploited, but through social engineering tactics
  • Because ransomware can affect not only computers but also servers and cloud-based file-sharing systems, going deep into a business’s core
  • Because cyber criminals know that business would rather not report an infection for fear or legal consequences and brand damage.
  • Because small businesses are often unprepared to deal with advanced cyber attacks and have a relaxed BYOD (bring your own device) policy.

 

Why ransomware creators and distributors target public institutions
  • Because public institutions, such as government agencies, manage huge databases of personal and confidential information that cyber criminals can sell
  • Because budget cuts and mismanagement frequently impact the cybersecurity departments.
  • Because the staff is not trained to spot and avoid cyber attacks (malware frequently uses social engineering tactics to exploit human naivety and psychological weaknesses)
  • Because public institutions often use outdated software and equipment, which means that their computer systems are packed with security holes just begging to be exploited Because a successful infection has a big impact on conducting usual activities, causing huge disruptions

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    .Credit : https://heimdalsecurity.com