Security Firm Warns Rising Cyberattacks Could Lead To Mass Extinction Of Businesses
Technology research company Canalys released its analysis of cybersecurity incidents today, and it dropped a bombshell in that “more records were compromised in just 12 months than in the previous 15 years combined.” Companies, on average, had an approximated 61 million records lost, with a loss from public sources totaling over 30 billion. Moreover, in 2020, there were more than double the number of breaches over 2019 and nearly sextuple that of 2018.
In the coming weeks and months, it will be essential for companies to heed Ball’s warning as the economy begins to warm up from its current cold state due to COVID-19. Perhaps we will also see an acceleration in companies and organizations collapsing due to poor security infrastructure. Either way, it will be something to keep an eye on, so stay tuned to HotHardware for updates.