Cyber-resilience becomes a popular topic of public debate. Our country has decided to establish a new special service – “Central Cybercrime Bureau”. The Prime Minister and the head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister fell victim to a profiled attack on private e-mails. Every day we receive requests for assistance after and during an information security attack or attempt to encrypt drives. In the first blog post, we will share with you our observations on mobile devices.
Smartphones have become a hacker’s paradise. They are rarely secured like computers and we process much more data on them. We use them to chat with family, friends, colleagues and clients. We install applications, follow social media, make transfers, and manage home automation.
Hacking a smartphone is like a trip to our own world. Hackers find out where we live, meet friends and family, and gain access to banking applications, documents and learn the most hidden secrets. The computer can be secured by entering a complicated and difficult to break password. On the cellphone, all you need is a simple four-digit code.
It is true that smartphone manufacturers were the first to use biometric data on a global scale (fingerprint pattern, face ID or iris scan), but this method of authentication is used interchangeably with the PIN code. In addition, criminals by scanning the phone also steal biometric data needed in the next stage of the attack.