Ransomware attackers demand 98 percent of payments in Bitcoin

Evolving technologies change and strengthen existing cyberattack forms, while cybersecurity is becoming a more important agenda for all companies every day. The 2022 Data violation Investigation Report, published by Verizon, provides an updated table of breaches. The report found that ransomware attacks increased by 13% in 2021, while a one-year increase in ransomware attacks, corresponding to a quarter of all cybersecurity breaches, is more than 5 years in total. The report noted that three of the 5 attacks affected supply chains, while 82% of the attacks included the human factor.

Sharing their assessments of the data, Berqnet General Manager Hakan Hintoglu said, “the rise trend is a serious break in ransomware attacks that began in 2017 after 2019. At the moment we arrived today, ransomware attacks that have become one of the most threatening forms of attack on businesses are targeting companies of all sizes. Small and medium-sized businesses are more vulnerable to losses than large companies, which do not give a shit about cybersecurity investments due to costs or lack of labor,” he said.

Only 5% of SMBs consider cybersecurity a risk

CNBC’s research with small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) found that only 5% of businesses count cybersecurity as a major risk. Stressing that the SMB’s door is more open to phishing and ransomware, as there are no high security budgets and advanced expertise, Hakan Hintoglu said, “there is data that shows that small and medium-sized businesses are 350% more exposed to attacks that are evaluated under the social engineering category and target human error. Knowing that systems for these businesses are more vulnerable to attacks, hackers are turning to multiple SMBs, thinking they are easier and more profitable than targeting an advanced security infrastructure. To avoid such attacks that disrupt business processes and slow growth, every company must invest in cybersecurity, regardless of its scale. The Secure Access Service (CHASSIS) architecture, which combines the many solutions a company needs for cybersecurity and is available with its service model, is the best solution for SMBs with its scalable structure and easy to implement,” he said.

Crypto currencies are being used for ransom

Berqnet General Manager Hakan Hintoglu, who said that malicious people prefer crypto currencies such as Bitcoin for ransom demands, ended their assessments with the following statements: “98% of ransom payments are made with Bitcoin. The variable nature of crypto currencies that allow attackers to conceal their identity and titles also increases the costs of companies. With threats and risks increasing, businesses need to stay one step ahead of cyberattackers and use future cybersecurity approaches.

THE CHASSIS architecture, which Gartner predicted will have the necessary strategies for adoption of three out of 5 organizations by 2025, enables the management of network and security operations from a single center. This makes complex network and cybersecurity processes easier. The CHASSIS covering solutions such as Zero Trust, Secure Internet Access, Central Management, Software-defined Wide area Network delivers the network security, traceability, and management they need from SMBs to holdings, to businesses of different sizes, from one platform to service model, with its applicability and easy scalability across all digital systems.”

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