The number of malware attacks is undoubtedly on the rise, targeting government, military,
public and private sectors. These cyber-attacks focus on targeting individuals or organizations with an effort to extract valuable information, gaining money through a ransom or damaging their reputation.
Malware has become the top threat leading to data breaches nowadays according to FireEye Cyber Trendscape Report 2020 which could cost up to €20 million in fines, or up to 4% of the annual worldwide turnover of the preceding financial year, whichever is greater.
Small and med-sized businesses are not far from the threat. 22% of small-med-sized
businesses that experienced a ransomware attack ceased business operations immediately and 55% of them that lose data become unprofitable within 30 days. (Sources: HelpNetSecurity & Better Business Bureaus 2017)
With these shocking numbers, detecting and responding to malware attacks become an
essential skill for any response team.