Cybersecurity is perceived as a complex topics by most of the people and a lot of false information and believes are circulating.
⚡Myth n°1 : I am safe on Mobile phone! Cyber attacks happen mostly on Desktop/ Laptops.
Mobile has over taken Desktop as most attacked channel with attacks on mobile app logins globally increased 138% year-on-year (2020-2021) while attacks on mobile payments grew by 63%.
According to BlackBerry Security, mobile users are more susceptible to phishing attacks, partly because they now spend more time on them. But also because of the smaller screen that reduce the ability to detect the scam.
The first quarter of 2022 saw a rise in deceptive mobile application in official Application Store, whose rely on fake comments and rating to push their way to the top application in their categories.
⚡Myth n°2 : Ransomware attacks happen infrequently
In 2016, one company was attacked by ransomware every 40 seconds. The number is now down to one company attacked every 11 seconds, according to Cybersecurity Ventures.
More than a third of global organizations were victim of ransomware attacks in 2021, with an average recovery cost of $1.85 million. Global ransomware damage costs is expected to exceed $265 Billion by 2031.
⚡Myth n°3 : Cyber attacks don’t attack Small Businesses (SMBs)
According to Barracuda Labs, employees from small business are 350% more targeted by social engineering attacks than an employees of larger enterprise. CEO and CFO are twice more attacked than regular employees : “Small businesses often have fewer resources and lack security expertise, which leaves them more vulnerable to spear-phishing attacks, and cybercriminals are taking advantage”.
Cybercriminals are eager do create profitable criminal operation. They target the weakest link of the security chain and the ones than are the less prepared. It is not because one thinks he or she is not important for criminal, that crooks shares that analysis.