Even though the fighting in Ukraine may seem far away at first and your own company is not affected, your business could still become cyberfocused in our interconnected world. We only have to remember NotPetya. This attack initially looked like an extortion Trojan. Malware attacks in Ukraine have shown that it can be assumed that the malware was likely to have been placed in the target network long before the actual impact, as a kind of “sleeperware.” It is therefore not impossible that such malware is already waiting to be activated in our networks as well. But even if neither the payment of a ransom nor the use of cyber insurance really “helps” with this type of malware, the issue of ransomware is not off the table. After all, some countries whose funds are currently frozen abroad may quickly need money from foreigners. The activities of some self-proclaimed cyber-warriors are not without risks either. The actions of the other side are difficult to gauge, and there could be collateral damage in the process.
The activities of some self-proclaimed cyber warriors are not without risks either. The actions of the other side are difficult to assess and collateral damage could occur.