With the breaches of big businesses and banks such as Home Depot or Bank of America, companies are doing whatever they can to protect themselves from identity thieves. IT teams and cybersecurity partners are preventing certain malware from extracting information to another party. However, what if the other party isn’t trying to extract the info, but wants to erase it.
The FBI recently sent a flash warning to a number of businesses to stay alert of certain malware that wipes out data entirely. While the FBI didn’t confirm it, this news comes off the heels of Sony’s recent attack that was possibly orchestrated by North Korean hacktivists. Since many companies are just now protecting themselves from malware that merely steals from them, the focus much be shifted to protecting the data from being utterly destroyed as well. For more on this troubling trend, click here:: FBI Warning Shows Targeted Attacks Don’t Just Steal Anymore