Hackers escalate cyber threats by targeting personal data for extortion, pushing for advanced cybersecurity strategies in the digital age.

In an alarming escalation of cyber threats, hackers are now targeting personal data for extortion, causing significant disruptions across various sectors. Joe McMann of Binary Defense highlighted this shift at the RSA cybersecurity conference, emphasizing the move from traditional ransomware attacks to data theft and public threats. With over $219 billion projected to be spent on cybersecurity this year, the battle against these evolving threats is intensifying. Chris Pierson from Black Cloak pointed out the increased targeting of employees’ personal devices, a vulnerability exacerbated by the rise of remote work.


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