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The rate of DNS (Domain Name System) attacks on companies has risen to a critical level. According to this year’s data, 90 percent of companies have already experienced this type of threat. Preventing these requires protection systems that focus on prevention. The motto of this year’s ‘European Cyber ​​Month’ is in line with this (‘Think before you click’), which encourages responsible internet use among users, Maximor specialists who distribute Heimdal ™ Security protection solutions in Hungary.

Five years ago, 76% of organizations were affected by a DNS (Domain Name System) attack, compared to nine out of ten (90%) companies this year, according to Heimdal ™ Security, a Danish developer of prevention-based IT security solutions. relying on IDC research materials. One explanation for this is the pandemic, which has caused many workers to work remotely, in many cases with low-efficiency IT protection. The growth is so great that in addition to ransomware, it has now become one of the most popular IT attacks.

The essence of these attacks is to manipulate DNA. The most common purpose of attackers is to direct a user to a Web server that they have created and managed while browsing or clicking on a link in a mail. This essentially bypasses the user’s protection system and firewall. If an unsuspecting employee gets to such a site, from then on, attackers can even run malicious code on the attacked machine. This allows them to steal access data, documents, large amounts of databases, and shut down systems. An effective DNS protection solution, on the other hand, blocks the user’s request to visit and redirects the browser to a website that reports that the site it is visiting is malicious.

“Everything points in the direction that prevention has become paramount in cyber defense, as a malicious attack cannot reach those sitting in front of the machine. This is because it is not clear to the average user that the page marked in the received message is safe or leads to an interface from which a malicious action starts immediately. As important as the use of such solutions is, the education of employees and users is essential. This is also the focus of the European Cyber ​​Month campaign in October, which aims to: ‘Think before you click’ (Think before you click!) slogan on its flag “

– emphasized Dénes Gölcz, Managing Director of Maxvalor, which distributes Heimdal ™ Security’s security solutions in Hungary.

According to Heimdal ™ data, when examining countries, this type of attack (nearly 60 percent of malicious actions) is the most common in China, while the United States ranks second. There, every fifth case is a DNA-based attack. At the same time, European countries are not escaped by hackers either, with the Netherlands, Germany and France on the list of most attacked states.

Indeed, according to available global data, no company can be completely secure, as every organization receives an average of 9.5 DNA attacks per year. If they reach their destination, a third of businesses will have a brand name damaged and will incur business losses almost immediately. And for every fourth business, hackers steal particularly sensitive data.

And the damage is quite significant. The average cost of a successful DNA hack for a company has reached 806,000 euros this year, an increase of about 10 percent from last year’s figures. It includes the value of business damages, such as the aforementioned reduction in brand value, from the cost of compensation to the loss of working hours.

Source: technokrata by www.technokrata.hu.

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