In the Crosshairs

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Protect Against Cyberattacks

“Today things are much more precise. Attackers scout their targets over a longer period of time and search for individual weak spots."

An extract from "In the Crosshairs" from About Trust, the magazine of the TÜV SÜD Group.

On July 2, 2021, much of Sweden came to a standstill. Supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations, even the national rail system: throughout the country,  stores had to close or switch to emergency operations. In some cases, it became absolutely impossible to pay for things with either cash or card. Computer systems went down, and employees had to write invoices - if they could at all - by hand. It took several days before the crisis passed and life in this northern European country returned to normal.

Companies and government agencies around the world are increasingly falling victim to cyberattacks - launched by thieves, blackmailers, and spies. Those affected are often helpless. Yet usually simple measures are all that are needed to protect them.

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