Two new nations join the list of countries posing as hacking threat

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All these days, nations like China, Russia, Iran and North Korea were countries indulging in the marketing and distribution of cyber threats. But according to a newly emerged security report from CrowdStrike, two new nations have joined the list.

Turkey and Columbia are the two nations indulging in offensive activities and were caught red-handed by the security researchers from the threat monitoring company.

While CrowdStrike researchers have labeled the hackers belonging to Turkey as ‘Wolf’, those in Columbia were being dubbed as Ocelot- similar to Cozy Bear of Russia and Panda of China.

Adam Meyers, the Vice President of Intelligence, CrowdStrike, confirmed the news and said that the addition of two countries suggests us that the hacking talent and other resources available in Turkey and Columbia are extremely affordable, when compared to other parts of the world.

Like how Singapore and Malaysia have been always topping the list of Mafia and drug criminal gangs.

In order to avoid trouble, companies can make their IT infrastructure more resistant to cyber attacks by adopting Zero-Trust Strategy, that make it intricate for devices to connect to a network by default.

Avoiding mis-configuration errors in cloud apps, and monitoring the cloud architecture from time to time with related monitoring technologies also helps in safeguarding a company’s IT infrastructure against evolving threats in the current cyber landscape.

 

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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