Brazilian businesses suffer 13,000 hacker attacks per month

Experts point out that the revenues of the “cyberattack industry” could reach $ 20 billion this year. Photo: Unsplash

About 13,000 Brazilian companies are attacked by hackers per month. In most of them, the criminals demand cash ransoms. This type of ransomware attack corresponds to 57% of cases. The survey was carried out by ISH Tecnologia and published by the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo.

Fees charged by companies for data returns or for “unlocking” operating systems are also more expensive. With a readjustment of up to 82%, they can reach US $ 570,000 with each attack, according to the Unit 42 company. Even with the payment, there is no guarantee that the hackers will comply with what was agreed upon. .

Experts point out that the revenues of the “cyberattack industry” could reach $ 20 billion this year.

In a recent case, Lojas Renner’s website was down last Thursday (19), after being the target of a hacker attack. The attack on e-commerce is said to be a ransomware-type invasion. The information was published by the newspaper O Globo. The company said that the main databases are preserved and that it uses technologies with strict security standards.

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