Unintended openings in a network can be gateway to attacks – many Virtual Private Networks (VPN’s) used in organizations are used to keep some distance between your company and the web. However, they can be compromised in many ways through openings and gateways you may be unaware of. Smart phones are an obvious way, but cameras, scanners, printers and many other devices can give scammers an opening if not secured properly. Simply adding devices on your VPN can be problematic if not handled properly with safeguards. your company or organization is vital than ever in these difficult times.
Malicious direct attacks vs phishing--
Hackers can attack for many reasons—such as data theft and political disruption, and are
often launched by means of “phishing” with e-mails and notices. Ransomware attacks ,
however, are often directly targeted and all about making money.
For example, the ransomware software that a gang known as DarkSide was used shut down Colonial Pipeline, disrupting gasoline supplies, while demanding a $4.4 million payoff in Bitcoin.