Cyber attack brought corporate crime to a new level. Data from companies are stealing more than money
According to a study by Kroll, 86% of surveyed it companies around the world at least once in the past year have been hacked. While data theft frequency for the first time surpassed the theft of funds.
The growing popularity of cyber attacks changed the whole picture of corporate crime in the world. To such conclusion experts of the new York research and consulting company Kroll, which refers to FT.
The level of cybercrime is growing continuously since 2012, but last year the number of those who has ever been hacked has reached a record level of 86% of the surveyed companies around the world. In addition, the theft of data from companies first became popular theft of physical assets, including cash — on attempts or data breaches reported around 30%. With more than half of companies surveyed by Kroll researchers believe that their company’s “vulnerable or very vulnerable to” theft of information.
4 out of 10 CEOs believe that their companies last year were attacked by viruses, the second most popular kind of attacks with malware — phishing attacks via e-mail. However, not all the data of the companies can be stolen using high-tech attacks — often data theft is much more prosaic. “People instinctively think that these are only susceptible to cyber attacks, but not all threat information coming from the digital region, said a senior managing Director of Kroll Jason Smolanov.— There is a relationship between the physical and digital threats, when problems arise with the theft of devices on which sensitive information is stored. This happens if some employees have access to such information, which can lead to accidental loss of such devices or deliberate theft.”