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What You Need to Know About Ransomware

Cybersecurity, also known as computer security or IT security, is the field of protecting computer systems from a theft of information, damage of hardware, software, or data, the disruption of services through denial-of-service attacks or the misdirection of services through botnets. The field of cybersecurity is rapidly growing in importance as the world increasingly relies on the Internet and wireless networks, computer systems, smart devices, and the many other devices that make up the Internet of Things.

There are many different vulnerabilities, exposures, and attacks that companies should be aware of, including backdoors that allow bypassing of security, denial of service attacks, direct-access attacks, eavesdropping, phishing, privilege escalation, social engineering, tampering, spoofing through use of emails, IP addresses, Media Access Control addresses, and biometric samples, and the new type of multivector, polyrhythmic cyber threats, classified as fifth-generation cyberattacks.

All types of computer systems are at risk, and the number is only getting bigger, including financial regulators and institutions, telecommunications, the power grid, nuclear power plants, energy companies, utilities, industrial equipment, the aviation industry, consumer devices such as personal computers and mobile devices, large corporations, increasingly computerized automobiles, government and military systems, medical devices and hospital systems, the energy sector, and the Internet of Things.

IT executives who are looking to expand their knowledge and understanding of the current state of cyberattacks should download this white paper by Panda Security.

This whitepaper addresses the widespread cybercrime of ransomware, how digital transformation (DX) is creating more points of attack for cyber criminals, the use of state-sponsored cyberattacks, how cyber-theft, extortion, and sabotage are affecting businesses and organizations, how cyber criminals are developing new ways to get ransomware on to corporate networks, the high cost that cyberattacks have, and finally provides some ways that businesses can avoid and prevent these attacks.