Cyber-crime is low-risk and can be profitable, so it’s no surprise that it is booming around the world. As businesses react and develop strategies to combat it, criminals adopt more sophisticated methods to stay ahead of the game. Cyber-crime has become an agile, globalised industry that is evolving to evade security systems and becoming harder to detect.
As the industry is having to be creative in finding new ways to prevent attacks, cyber criminals are creating new threats. Whether it’s spear phishing to target particular individuals, using ransomware to extort money from organisations or banking trojans to harvest online customers’ details, new and innovative approaches are being deployed.