Tuesday Nov 9
How are you being hacked
Million digital tokens, identities, passwords have been stolen by hackers and in combination with malware it is used by cyber criminals to become successful. Anyone who wants to become a cyber-criminal only needs an internet connection – no need to have any special cyber skills can now launch cyber-attacks thanks to the advent of “cyber-attack as a service.” The cyber-criminals can lease pre-made malware by high skilled developers from the dark side and the developers gets a cut from the successful cyber-attack.
This have created new and very profitable ecosystem of cyber-criminality, since the most victims are willing to pay ransoms. Most people knows that it is not the best practise to pay a ransom but since the victimized person or company just wants its data back as quickly as possible, they are willing to pay out the ransom to solve the issue.
Most hackers are just hoping to win easy money and a desperate hacker can destabilize your private or company economy and take over your digital identity. Why does passwords cost million of USD per year?