Friday, September 23, 2016

The speed of things

If there is something that development of technology has achieved is: information can travel faster. What before could take decades to be known, now it can be known in some minutes. No one is free. Neither celebrities nor politicians. Not even countries. Internet can spoil anyone’s reputation. But just as it takes little time to know something, it takes little time to forget it. And this week we have seen this very clearly.

In a piece of news published by The Guardian, we have found out that North Korea has only 28 websites. The discovery was made by Matt Bruant, who published the information on GitHub, after getting the domain data thanks to a malfunction on the servers. On those websites they talk about North Korea’s nuclear tests and their leader Kim Jon-un’s health. This would highlight that cybernetics is not their strong point.

What can be taken as a real threat is what Helpnet Security published related to cyberterrorism. According to the article, 47% of information and technology authorities are concerned about possible cyber terrorists attacks. It’s estimated to become one of the greatest risks in cybersecurity in the future (27%), followed by national attacks on national infrastructure (13%).

Companies don’t seem to have it easy either. A report from the same website says that ransomware would be affecting the industry in different sectors. The first risk is the education (13%), followed by government (5,9%), the healthcare business (3,5%), energy (3,4%) and finance (1,7%). It is estimated that four thousand cyberattacks have occurred every day since 2016 began.

As we were saying at the beginning, the speed of things and the time they last is what really defines our era. Information collected by Webroot and published by Help Security, confirms that Android malware is more sophisticated and need less time to attack. Many of them appear, infect and disappear within hours, even minutes. Most cybercriminals are looking for economic and financial information. The article also talks about URLs than can affect many users simultaneously.

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