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Anyone Can Be a Hacker

Patrick Cassidy
Nov 23

Anyone Can Be a Hacker

If you’ve been following our blog posts you’ll know the number of cyberattacks has dramatically increased this year. One reason that’s not so obvious for this, is people can buy ransomware as a service from malicious companies to carry out an attack themselves.

These companies make it easier to gain the tools to deploy an attack and with some people struggling right now they may feel like they have to resort to these drastic and illegal measures.

Who Are These Malicious Companies?

Companies like Sodinokibi sell ransomware and take 30% of the ransom payment if the attack is successful. While groups like Dharma auction off already compromised accounts, some sold for as little as $5. These two services together potentially gives someone the means to carry out an attack.

Ransomware attacks are usually deployed through phishing emails. After months of monitoring your emails, a hacker will deploy an attack using an email that looks like something you were expecting.

Ionic Can Help

The average downtime for a business after suffering a ransomware attack is 16 days, with the risk of not getting your data back at all. Your business should have Baseline Protection at the very least, depending on the needs of your company you should also consider Advanced Protection.

Baseline Protection

  • Firewall
  • Email Threat Protection
  • Back-ups
  • Anti-virus

Advanced Protection

  • 2FA
  • Patch Management
  • Cybersecurity Awareness Training

Fully Managed Cybersecurity

Our Managed Cybersecurity Services & Support includes 24/7 real-time monitoring with continuous scanning for threats. Our in-house service desk with remote and onsite support will proactively manage and resolve any incidents along with training users to become better equipped to spot malicious emails.

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