CYBERCRIMINALITY: Should we give in to blackmail?

CYBERCRIMINALITY: Should we give in to blackmail?
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You have certainly already seen, in real life or on TV, signs (more or less large) being victims of cybercrime. In other words, these are hackers who hold personal data that can harm internal and external customers (employees, prospects, customers, partners, subcontractors).

In which cases can this be harmful?

A ransom can have serious consequences if personal data is disseminated for harmful purposes, misused or resold. The ransom is more or less critical depending on the level of the type of data. This information can be considered as more or less sensitive (Email address, phone number, … but also bank details, social security number, …).

What should you do when your company is a ransom’s victim?

In a situation of crisis, some companies may be tempted to pay this ransom in order to recover the data or for the data to remain undisclosed. 🔐

In the United States, for example, financial institutions that facilitate ransom payments will be sanctioned.

Of course, in addition to this financial blackmail due to negligence, companies will also be exposed to an additional risk: legal and financial sanctions in the form of fines but possibly also company damages 💸.

Actecil recommends …

⚠️ To avoid this double penalty, businesses that are victims of a ransom demand must comply with strict #compliance rules in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing. These new threats call for the implementation of reinforced “cyber-compliance” measures to protect the strategic interests of French companies.

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