Criminals are mass producing attack techniques, says Verizon
CRIMINALS are mass producing their attack techniques and targeting smaller businesses, telecom Verizon has warned.
Talking at Verizon's Security Operations Centre in Dortmund, Germany today, security research director Wade Baker told The INQUIRER that small to medium businesses are "easy targets" for organised cyber crime compared to larger enterprises. Baker explained that this is because hackers are commoditising their attacks and using the same techniques and constructs again and again due to their ease of use and lower levels of risk.
"Cyber criminals have figured out that if their goal is to make money, attacking a large organisation that's well defended and probably has ties to law enforcement that is going to pursue them, is a high risk solution," he said. "Alternatively, they can mass produce a commoditised attack and use that exact same method against smaller organisations that have fewer defences because it's scripted and a very low risk. They can redo that across the entire internet as much as they want to."
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