Cyber attacks ratio is growing day by day. According to a report, there is a cyber attack take place every 39 seconds. Most numbers of cyber attacks execute against Governments, Technology, Education, and retail.
A research says the average cost of the data breaches will exceed $150 million by 2020. In other words, wars don’t tend to battlefield now. The modern era brings cyberwar. The attackers hit cyberspace of the states. We are going to discuss some big cyber attacks that happened in the past 24 hours. So the List goes here;
Cyber Attacks reported over the past 24 hours:
Nigerian Govt. targeted by cyber terrorists:
This attack is reported by Nigerian Institute of International Affairs in Abuja (NIIA) at the Cyber Security and Economic Development workshop. According to the reports, the hackers are believed to be Asians.
The report mentions that these Hackers are targetting government agencies and banks of Nigeria. Furthermore, Maya Horowitz, Threat Intelligence Group Manager at Check Point Software Technologies Limited also speaks on the issue.
The expert says “The Hackers are exploiting more known vulnerabilities in the companies and government institutions.” Maya Adds “They will always look for the easiest way into a network.” In final words, the cybersecurity experts seem to be disappointed with the progress of security professional in Nigeria.
2. Presidency Website of South Africa Hacked:
Yesterday, the official website of the Presidency of South Africa gets hacked by an unknown group. The South African Presidency site is the web portal of the South African government where people can access statements from the president and his government. Since the motive behind this attack was Sahara conflict.
Hacker leaves a message “Hacked by Black Team. Sahara is Moroccan. And Morocco is your Lord!”. With this intention, the deface seems to be a protest, a way to express their moto. The spokesperson of President of South Africa speaks about the attack in media. He says; “We can confirm interference with the Presidency website. Our technicians are currently investigating the incident and looking to restore it to operation”.
3. Chinese Hackers breaching Australian National University:
A cyber attacks list is incomplete without the activities of Chinese Hackers. Again, Chinese Hackers seem to be active against Australian National University. This time Chinese Hackers breach the IT network of National University.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported that federal government officials had confirmed that the cyber attack was launched from China and that the ANU computer network was significantly compromised. The Chinese government was suspected of directing the cyber attack. The authorities present their point of view about this attack.
They stated, “The university has been working in partnership with Australian government agencies for several months to minimize the impact of this threat, and we continue to seek and take advice from Australian government agencies.”
So these were top cyber attacks happened yesterday. At the end let us give you another update. Mexican Banks have been warned about some serious cyber threats in future days. Mexico’s financial authorities warn all the local banks to strengthen their security and be prepared for a huge cyber attack predicted nearly.