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Four Real World Cybersecurity Attacks

Written by  TODD O’BOYLE

What Business Can Learn From Each The headlines are flooded by them. Businesses are tired of them. Your customers are concerned about them. I’m talking about cybersecurity attacks. Malware, ransomware, and other forms of cybersecurity attacks are on the rise. It’s time to fight back. I’ve identified four real-world case studies that provide insights into the methods and technologies used by cybercriminals to steal money and critical data. The first step in battling hackers is to study their playbook and see how they are fooling employees. This enables businesses to identify key areas and technologies to focus their limited budgets. 1. Ransomware: A Police Department in Distress Ransomware is a specific type of malware that encrypts your data so that you can’t use it until you pay a sum of money, typically $500 or more. Some of the recent victims include civil institutions like schools, hospitals, city governments, and even local police departments. For one