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The latest report from the Digital Defense Report from Microsoft indicates that people should be more aware of cybersecurity. Microsoft mentioned that the techniques used in cybercrime now are highly advanced, especially in the past year. The smart and educated target can even be tricked as it is hard to recognize.
So how does the new cybercrime techniques that currently unsettling society? To be honest, this cybercriminal used highly advanced techniques. They focus on cybercrime techniques to steal credential data and wringer devices.
Cybercriminals today even aim to target IoT, they browse the internet to find devices that are vulnerable to Ransomware. Take an example of the cybercrime attacks on the Garmin IoT platform. The developers are fighting hard to handle the ransomware attack. Read the detail in “Three Facts In Garmin Hack“.
Compare to 2019, a cybercrime that aims to target IoT devices is rocketing to 35% in the first half of 2020. This number is then compared to the number of cybercrime in the second half of 2019.
Formerly, Microsoft has blocked 13 billion suspicious and dangerous emails throughout 2019. There are more than 1 billions URL that created and aimed to steal data and place ransomware from October 2019 to July 2020.
It is surprising to know that Indonesia is stated as a country with the highest malware attack in Pacific Asia, and the s second-highest for ransomware attack! These terrible conditions must be well addressed by the authorities.
As an internet user, what can be done to that? To handle cybercrime, private institutions and organizational institutions must help each other and work together. You can start with yourself.
People as individuals are required to back up data routinely and update the security apps. It is good to turn on multi-factor authentication (MFA) as an additional layer of security.
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