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Major Cybersecurity Threats.

In 2017, Hackers attacked the US electricity grid. A multi-stage intrusion campaign by hackers conducted spear phishing and gained remote access into energy sector networks.

US Electricity Grid

Hackers targeted administrative systems shutting down radar and sending false information to aircraft systems

Federal Aviation Administration

 A DDoS attack involves multiple connected online devices, collectively known as a botnet, which are used to overwhelm a target website with fake traffic.

DDoS attacks

The bad actors used the SWIFT network to fool the US Federal Reserve into transferring them BCB funds. (It’s not uncommon for the US Fed to hold international banking assets.)

SWIFT

Back in 2008, US Central Command (CENTCOM) was the military center for the United States military’s Middle East operations.

United States Central Command

Social engineering is the term used for a broad range of malicious activities accomplished through human interactions.

Social engineering

The ransomware attacks took place over three years, extorting US$6 million in payments and resulting in US$30 million in damages.

US Healthcare Network

Ransomware is a data-encrypting program that demands payment to release the infected data. The overall sum of ransom demands reached US$1.4 billion in 2020

Ransomware

The top 30 e-commerce retailers in the US have connected to 1,131 third-party resources each and 23% of those assets have at least one critical vulnerability.

Third-party software

The integration of an insecure third-party application could create system risks or they could arise due to poorly configured security tools within your cloud systems.

Cloud computing vulnerabilities

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