Another month, another damaging cyber attack unleashed across the globe.
According to Reuters the latest attack that appears to have targeted Ukrainian businesses could have been started at a Ukrainian accounting firm by a virus that got into a computer system via a “phishing” email.
The emails containing infected Word and PDF attachments were written in Russian and Ukrainian and were designed to lure people into opening them.
The internet was brought to its knees recently following a sophisticated, highly distributed attack on Dyn, a US company that provides domain registration services.
The attack, in which some marquee websites such as Netflix, PayPal, the New York Times and Twitter were taken down temporarily, has left many wondering just how safe the internet really is and once again brought into sharp relief the importance of cyber security.