The Top 5 Reasons Hackers Love Data Centers
September 10, 2018 by
Data Center, News, Security
Do you think your data center’s impervious to a physical attack or a cyberattack? Think again. From the human element to the increasing number of global cyberattacks, your data center is vulnerable. The worldwide cost of cybercrime is estimated to reach $6 trillion annually by 2021, which means that it’s not about if your data center will be hacked, but when. Learn more about the top 5 reasons hackers love data centers.
- Outdated software: Earlier this year, the Iranian IT ministry reported that data centers in Iran were attacked by a network of hackers warning Iran not to mess with U.S. elections. The culprit? A known router vulnerability. The lesson: keep your data center software, firmware and patches up to date.
- Malware: Ransomware is dominating the malware market. Due to its success, more campaigns are being launched. According to AV-TEST’s security report, its database counted 570 million malware programs. And there’s no sign of letting up as AV-TESTS’s study found five new malware threats per second. Read more about addressing the human element of malware with security training.
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