Hackers are using vulnerabilities that are up to ten years old or older to launch cyber-attacks according to the Fortinet Q2 2017 Global Threat Landscape report. The report also revealed that the majority of cyber-attacks were launched over a weekend. Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer commented below.

Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer:

“While it isn’t surprising that older attacks still exist in the wild, companies shouldn’t be overly confident in their malware prevention systems.  Many zero day and targeted attacks can definitely circumvent even the best defensive measures being developed by leading edge security companies.  Even if systems are ‘blocked’ from the Internet, if there is a wired or wireless connection to something that does have Internet access, these systems can most definitely be compromised.  You can bet on it.”

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