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Misinformation causes problems for companies

Misinformation causes problems for companies

Misinformation spreads across social media and is increasingly targeting businesses. Nearly half of Vienna's population Companies It was in some form last year Disinformation campaigns “I was impressed,” he says. Robert Lambrechtpartner in KPMG.

Such false reports are often referred to as… Red herring It works to hide cyberattacks, according to a cybersecurity expert: “The actual attack happens in the airstream.” Evidence also suggests that misinformation is increasingly becoming a component of cyberattacks, Lambrecht says.

Phishing, malware, and defrauding executives

Companies in Vienna were the most common last year

  • Phishing attacks affected. 88 percent of companies were involved in attacks aimed at stealing passwords or access data.
  • A lot of them had to come together Malware Smash around.
  • After all, more than half of them were targets of the so-called “CEO fraud. In the scam, attackers pretend to be a managing director or CFO and try to convince employees to transfer money.

Ransomware attacks are stable

attacks with Ransomware, in which data is encrypted and not released again until the ransom is paid, fell by almost a quarter across Austria last year. In Vienna, the number remained stable. Lambrecht says this is what distinguishes Austria and Vienna from the rest of Europe. However, a third of affected local businesses surrendered to the ransom demands.

More than half of companies in Vienna want to protect their data better in order to protect themselves from cyber attacks. Many are also thinking about using it Multi-factor authentication proceduresTo combat password theft. Nearly a quarter want to make employees more aware of the risks of attacks

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the majority 123,000 companies In Vienna they are companies with one person or employing no more than 9 employees. Very few people have the knowledge or time to deal with cyber threats. “You have to buy the service,” he says. Martin HimmelcherHead of the Information and Consulting Department of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce.

More stringent security requirements

Many of them are also affected directly or indirectly 2 shekel policy Targeted. Even with EU requirements Mid-October In Austria, companies will have to take a number of measures to increase cybersecurity.

Large and medium-sized companies are particularly affected by this, and this is likely to be the case throughout Austria 3000 to 5000 Be companies. However, even small suppliers must meet safety requirements. Not without reason. Supply chain attacks also occurred in Vienna last year 15 percent more. Lambrecht: “Attackers are looking for the weakest link in the chain.”