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World War 3 without weapons?

History shows that every World War brought new weapons to the table. For instance, in the First World War, aeroplanes, poison gas, submarines and other weapons made their debut. After the first one, the second one brought bombs and V-2 rockets. Now, there are many speculations about what technology a third World War would bring to the table.

There have been several discussion in the past about this topic, for instance, the daily campus back in 2018 speculated about cyber warfare, meaning that computers will become the main component of the war. This will require a new type of training for troops, not only when attacking but also when defending.

Back in 2017, we published a blog about cyber-attack maps where you could see in real-time attacks around the world. Now, think for a second that some of those attacks could be state-sponsored attacks, does it make any difference?

You have probably heard about the US drone which struck Iran, killing a top Iranian military general the past December 2019. It looks like as a consequence of that, Iranian state-sponsored hackers deployed a new strain of malware on the network of Bapco. Bapco is a Bahrain oil company specialized in exploration, drilling, refining, and marketing.

The attack did not have the long-lasting effect hackers might have wanted, as only a portion of Bapco’s computer fleet was impacted, with the company continuing to operate after the malware’s detonation.

Are we witnessing a new era of weapons? You probably have seen this already in the form of malware, spear phishing, phishing and many other social engineering techniques to access your systems. The question is, are you keeping up with your defences?

If you need help trying to keep out the bad guys from your network and computers, please visit our Security Awareness Training page to learn more, or simply book time with our team. They are more than happy to share a cup of coffee and discuss options for your business.

And as always, be safe out there, until the next Malware Monday.

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