There are companies all across the United States and Canada unaware that they’ve become the victims of an elaborate cyberattack, and the longer they go without someone cleaning out and protecting their security, the worse the results will be.
The FBI has opened up an investigation on a possible organized hacking attack on businesses and organizations in the United States, Canada, and around the world. In particular, it seems that the attacks are directed at defense contractors, transportation, telecommunications, energy, and even educational institutes, all the way down to middle schools.
It seems that the attacks are originating in Iran, and while there’s no definitive proof as yet of the exact source, Cylance, the cybersecurity firm that discovered evidence of the attack, is of the opinion that these attacks are sponsored by the state. The company’s “Operation Cleaver” report covers years of evidence of attacks seemingly based out of Tehran, and Cylance states they’ve discovered victims in Canada, China, England, France, Germany, India, Israel, Kuwait, Mexico, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.
These attacks are very sophisticated and widespread. What does that mean for your business? You need to immediately contact Fuelled Networks, your IT security provider in Ottawa, to check your systems for any signs that you’ve been compromised.
ANY business of ANY size or industry could be targeted by these groups, as we do not know everything they are hoping to gain. All it takes to start identity theft is a single stolen password, and plenty of users in a business network use the same passwords for work as they do for personal use, including for banking and other sensitive data.
Here’s how we can help:
You can’t take your security for granted! Attacks like those coming out of Iran are becoming all too common these days, and no business can afford to think they’ll never become a target. Luckily, Fuelled Networks is here to help. Contact us today at (613) 828-1280 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we can protect YOUR business from cybercrime.
Published On: 15th December 2014 by Ernie Sherman.