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2021 cyberattacks led by Russian hackers cost companies $600 mil

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Why hackers are able to penetrate through all the sophisticated defense systems?

The vast majority of major incidents are caused by human-based attack vectors. Companies can spend every last dollar they have on security, but if someone clicks a link and enters details or downloads something without realizing they’re on the wrong page, it won’t protect them.

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Do those victims invest on necessary infrastructure?

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If you read the internet, most hacks come from:

china, then Russia, the USA, then India, then Israel.

Darkside is just one group.

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There are cyberattacks from everywhere, but these days everything is Russia, Russia, Russia. It is getting ridiculous.

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Get ready for all hell to break lose, seems Okta has been hacked. Identity As A Service suddenly seems a huge mistake when pretty much all major organizations are their customers!!!

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Many other countries in the world have their police take pride in arresting cyber-criminal gangs in their lands

But have you ever noticed how come there's no cyber-criminal gangs getting arrested in Russia, even with Russia's sophisticated police?

Yet despite all these big cyber-criminal gangs residing in Russia, you don't hear Russian institutions getting hacked by them?

A lot of cybersecurity groups have been putting that 2 & 2 together, resulting in 2 main conclusions - either:

(1) The state and the cyber-criminal gangs are one and the same

or

(2) There's an understanding between the state and the cyber-criminal gangs that, as long as the gangs don't go after Russian institutions, the state authorities won't go after them. This may be good for Russia, but it doesn't make for a responsible world neighbor (when your neighbors are getting their windows broken by stones thrown by scoundrels from your yard, but you're not doing anything about those scoundrels). Imagine if all other countries do the same with their cyber-criminal gangs.............. then everybody's windows will be broken in the neighborhood!

That's why Russia is getting a lot of flak deservedly

The vast majority of major incidents are caused by human-based attack vectors. Companies can spend every last dollar they have on security, but if someone clicks a link and enters details or downloads something without realizing they’re on the wrong page, it won’t protect them.

Yeah, the strongest security is only as strong as its weakest link - and often the weakest link is just one stupid PEBKAC (Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair, a.k.a. an user)

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If only these companies had invested 1% of that money into real security, prevention, and detections that number would be many many factors lower.

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''No good pure evil''. Cyber attacks started as soon as the internet appeared. Why hackers are able to penetrate through all the sophisticated defense systems?

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Putin's gift to humanity.

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Sanctions on Russia and Russian oligarchs, freezing bank accounts, news like this, where is it leading? I think with a US lead there will be a crackdown on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. There may be a short boom, a bubble that will burst.

If you have invested in cryptocurrency, take this news as a warning of what will come.

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