The Sad State of Cybersecurity
Each year, IT faces an increase in targeted cyberattacks, more sophisticated and prepared attackers, a significant increase in DDoS attacks.
Each year, IT faces an increase in targeted cyber attacks, more sophisticated and prepared attackers, a significant increase in DDoS attacks, and a growing number of hacker toolkits and black market trading sites for stolen data.
Add to this the growing use of cyber attacks for use in espionage and geopolitical statements, and the future of cybersecurity looks even grimmer.
Historic Hack: Sony 2014
Regarding the hack on Sony in late 2014, where terabytes of data were stolen and then systematically leaked, ex-Anonymous hacker Hector Monsegur’s analysis leads him to believe it had been years in the making:
“For something like this to happen, it had to happen over a long period of time. You cannot just exfiltrate 1 terabyte or 100 terabytes of data in a matter of weeks,” Monsegur said. “It’s not possible. It would have taken months, maybe even years, to exfiltrate something like 100 terabytes of data without anyone noticing.”