Sadly, in 2021, we’re used to the fact that people are constantly trying to get access to our information. We seem to hear reports from major businesses weekly that some database has been hacked, or supposedly secure credentials have been compromised, and personal details have been leaked all over the internet.
We’ve got to the stage where we no longer labor under the misapprehension that we, or the businesses we use will never be hacked. Instead, we’re into the era of damage limitation. If sensitive information is stolen, the strategy is to make it as difficult as possible to get anything useful from it via encryption, or by keeping key parts of the data separate.
There’s another type of attack though, which is much more insidious. It’s one that doesn’t aim to steal any data. Instead, is about pure blackmail. And it’s on the rise.
Host: Andy Whiteside
Co-Host: Chris Feeney