Facts About Cyber Crime
This article presents a number of facts about cybercrime, which is a real threat to many organisations.
Fact #1 About Cybercrime
Did you know that around 400.000 phishing sites are created daily?
Phishing is when malicious hackers try to get you or your employees to click on infected links. The infected links are often distributed in e-mails where the sender, at first glance, seems familiar.
Phishing can also happen directly via websites. Make sure it says ‘https’ and not just ‘http’ on the websites you and your employees visit.
Studies show that it in average takes 229 days before a safety breach is discovered. This means that the cybercriminals have a long time to install malware and ransomware. One of the issues focused on in our e-learning about cyber and information security is what you should do, if you experience someone suspicious.
When you and your employees are conscious of IT security, it is easier to react before it is too late.
Fact #2 About Cybercrime
Did you know that it cost a global shipping giant almost 2 billion Danish Kroner when they were hit by a cyberattack, that shut down large parts of their IT system, in June of 2017? Being hit by cyber attacks can be very costly due to lost earnings, the lack of access to important systems and the resources (both human and financial) used to solve the issue.
Fact #3 About Cybercrime
Did you know that hackers and other unauthorized people easily can gain access to public wireless networks?
A journalist used the public wireless network in an aeroplane to send and read messages regarding upcoming articles. After the plane journey, another passenger thanked the journalist for the good reading, as he had gained access to her messages with a little technical ingenuity.