Firms worldwide have been warned to watch out for cyber attacks in which their mission-critical data is targeted for erasure rather than theft.
SCMagazine has named mass data destruction as one of its top information security trends for 2015, predicting an increase in the frequency of such attacks and therefore added pressure on organisations to have data recovery plans in place.
This comes in light of Sony’s enormous data breach earlier this month, which saw the theft of unreleased films and confidential documents but also the systematic deletion of much of the studio’s data.
Speaking to the Financial Times, Ron Gula of Tenable Security also described the Sony hack as a sign of things to come: “I really believe the people doing these attacks will move from exfiltration to pure destruction of data,” he commented.
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