Imagine walking into a store to make a purchase with your debit card, only to find out that your card was declined due to three $400 purchases made in another state.
Ransomware attacks, such as these are increasing as information exchanges and transactions through cyber networks become more frequent (YahooNews). It has been noted by Investing News that three times more cyber attacks occurred between 2013 and 2015 and cost anywhere from 400 to 500 billion dollars in financial damages in that two-year time span. A single piece of ransomware was able to compromise 300,000 computers spread out through 150 countries in May 2017.
Cyber security is becoming far more important as a result of these widespread ransomware attacks. Government sectors are investing billions of dollars in order to improve security for network infrastructures. Fortunately, there are ways to protect yourself from being compromised. Antivirus software and apps, such as those created by the digital security consultancy, Rubica, can be used to prevent ransomware from stealing your personal and financial information. Rubica has over 10 years of experience in the digital and real world security sector as a consultant.