Given the current geopolitical situation, it’s easy to conflate cybersecurity with the war in Ukraine and bad actors overseas. Historically, cyber-attacks have traditionally been associated with nation states and hacktivists conducting high-profile attacks on high-profile targets to wreak havoc, make headlines, and draw attention to their cause. However, the current cyber-security landscape is far murkier – and it’s right on our doorstep – thanks to the rise of organised cyber-crime at scale.
This underground economy, fuelled by the Internet and easy access to illegal tools on the Dark Web, has made cyber-attacks far more profitable, viable and repeatable, enabling cyber-criminals to operate down-market. The strategy is no longer to score one big hit, but rather to systematically steal smaller amounts of money, quietly racking up significant profits. As a consequence, no one is safe.
Source: MSN News