IBM, Oracle, Google and Amazon may have been exposed to one of the most serious cybersecurity threats ever seen. Here’s how:
In fact, Check Point Research regards this as a truly global ‘cyber pandemic’, with over 90 countries in the world already affected by the attacks. As commented in an excerpt from the report: “..the impact itself is also wide and reaches peaks of countries seeing over 60% of corporate networks impacted, and many distributions seeing over 50% of corporate networks within the country being impacted.”
As it stands, given the degree of complexity involved in patching the software and the ease by which it can be exploited, the vulnerability is set to stay with us indefinitely unless global corporations take immediate collective effort.