Capital One, Facebook, Epsilon, Yahoo, Experian. Aside from the fact that these are all big players in their respective industries, what do these companies have in common? They’ve all been hacked and had the data of millions of users exposed. We’re looking at a total loss of $445 billion in the last year alone.
If the internet is the new playground, the hackers are the bullies that beat everyone up for their lunch money. Unfortunately, though, we’re talking about more than a few bucks here and there. Even a simple ransomware demand is no longer a small change. The average demand was between $500 and $2000 in 2017.
We may be waging a war on cybercrime, but we’re losing a lot of the battles. Fortunately, though, it’s not all lost yet. You can do a lot to protect yourself and your company from these attacks. The infographic that you’ll see below will give you a head start.
It starts off by detailing some of the biggest breaches this century. It divides these into two categories – biggest in terms of money lost, and biggest in terms of the number of users exposed. Then it moves on to details of the two most wanted hackers in the world.
Now that you’re thoroughly convinced of the extent of the problem, you’ll start learning more about how hackers affect businesses and people just like you and me. Here’s a sneak peek – those big businesses like Capital One aren’t even the preferred target for most cybercriminals. They prefer easier prey in the form of small to medium-sized businesses.
The IG covers personal and business attacks and gives you suggestions on how to make your systems even more secure. Its advice Mark Zuckerberg should have taken himself. We don’t know what was more embarrassing – than his own personal password for Facebook was revealed, or that it was “dadada.”
Anyway, that’s enough of an introduction – let’s get to the infographic itself.