Cyber-crime is big business - estimated to cost over $3 trillion annually across the globe, according to cyber-security firm Fortinet. And while threats from increasingly sophisticated criminals are becoming more severe, Fortinet says many businesses are still falling prey to older exploits such as SQL Slammer and SQL injection attacks.
The WannaCry (aka WannaCrypt) ransomware attack that infected PCs in over 150 countries is testament to the escalating nature of threats - both in terms of the scale of the attack as well as the speed at which it spread. It had hit over 100 countries within hours of its release.
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