Cyber crime is on the up and with the recent hacking of Talk Talk it’s more prevalent than ever. However, hacking is not a recent phenomenon. The very first example of a computer being used to “hack” was the Enigma Machine created by a certain Alan Turing, the godfather of modern day computer science.
The first large scale attacks were first seen in 1989 when $70 million was stolen from the First National Bank of Chicago. This shocked the world and triggered the Computer Misuse Act 1990 to be passed as law in the UK. The act criminalised any unauthorised access to computer systems and was a big step in attempting to halt cyber crime.
In more recent years, cyber crime has posed a massive threat to national security, with groups like Anonymous and Lizard Squad becoming more and more powerful. As cyber crime becomes more of an issue many organisations seek to protect themselves using courses to train employees in the very real risks of the online world.
The infographic below, created by Focus Training, aims to highlight to the huge financial implications of these attacks and where they have originated from, as well as some simple security standards to live by.