With the recent news about the Dark Overlord hacker stealing 9/11 insurance files in return for Bitcoin, and Marriott International’s Starwood division having its guest database hacked (implicating 500 million guests’ records), it’s clear that cyber-crime is still a very real threat.
65,000 cyber-attacks are attempted every day
In 2018, global insurance company Hiscox reported that UK small businesses are the target of 65,000 attempted cyber-attacks per day. Almost one in three had a breach in 2017 – one every 19 seconds – costing them £25,700 on average in ransoms and replacing hardware.
Only 35% of small businesses took action to protect themselves after a cyber incident, with 44% suffering further attacks. Ignoring the lessons makes you vulnerable to further attack.
Cyber-attacks are quick, efficient and impossible to stop once they’ve started
Hiscox teamed up with bike manufacturer Brompton to show just how damaging a cyber-attack can be, with a real-world simulation. To the surprise of Brompton staff, actors set up a clone shop opposite theirs, calling it 3R0MPTON Junction and employing look-a-like staff.
Watch the video below to see how the actors brought to life common hacking techniques like ransomware, phishing and denial-of-service attack, leaving the real staff at a complete loss.