The year 2018 ended with a big financial loss for the United States.
Cybercrime has cost the U.S. local economy more than US$1.3 billion, according to one study. A huge sum that is set to increase in 2019 and beyond.
This article will also interest you: The cybersecurity trend in 2019
The observation made on this subject shows us that the majority of the sums lost in its fight against cyber risks were mainly due to scam via professional email call in English Business Email Compromise (BEC). THIS FORM OF ESCROQUERIE IN LINE would have SEEN HIS GAINS DOUBLED IN 2018 IN relation to the YEAR PRÉCÉDENTE according to the annual report of the U.S. Federal Police.
one another facet of the IT risks that has greatly affected the United States is the famous Ransomware. There has been a significant decline in the last few years in 2014. Popularity having grown in the world, it has strangely decreased United States. However, this did not prevent the way it's the local economy. Several cities in the United States have say that they record attacks on ransom programs, attacks that targeted public and also private infrastructure.
The FBI also pointed that out. scam via e-mail messages professionals have been the most widespread cyber crimes since the beginning of year. Also recognised in Europe "Email Account Compromise" is a very sophisticated form of scam that mainly affects companies or individuals using electronic transfer services. This is a for cyber criminals, to corrupt online email accounts to use it to send messages to employees, employees and employees. their victim to ask for remittances. However, it should be noted that the BEC word group does not limits not just to this scam that is done via hacked account, it could be extended as situation of a person whose identity was usurped, or that of the collaborator, boss, third party, and that thanks to this identity theft, he manages to extract money, we are beautiful well in the face of a Business Email Compromise.
at over the past 5 years, this method of piracy has been developing to reach the billions mark last year. And we've got feel that it's getting bigger and bigger. Indeed several hacks easily ended up not this method at the beginning of the year 2019. And that's understandable. The Ransomware attacks began to to lose momentum as a result of a massive counter-attack by companies and local authorities. Hackers, who were overwhelmed by this flow of aftershocks, preferred to turn to new activities.
Among the forms of attacks that have developed, the U.S. Federal Police finds that wage misappropriation and sextortion are in the Lot of the most recurrent parts.
Now access an unlimited number of passwords: