Relentless cyberattacks against organizations across the United States have cost over $1.8 trillion and exposed more than 7.8 billion consumer records over the last two years, according to ForgeRock’s 2020 Consumer Identity Breach Report. A look at why unauthorized access attacks are so costly and dangerous for consumers.
On Sunday, April 26th Pastor Kris Cervantes of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Waco, Texas was part-way through her Zoom Church service when the unthinkable happened. The screen featuring the main speaker was suddenly overtaken with a GIF of child pornography, an act that has been dubbed “zoombombing.”
The numbers are staggering. The Federal Trade Commission says coronavirus-related scams have cost Americans $13.4 million so far this year. Google blocks more than 100 million phishing emails every day as criminals try to steal money and personal information. About 18 million of them are coronavirus-related.