In the age of the digital world, cyber threats and vulnerabilities have gained the attention of security leaders as well as countries across the globe. The issue of cyber warfare is no longer limited to organizations. Rather, even state-sponsored cyber-attacks are being organized and launched against enemy states. Reuters news agency in the UK reported that the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace discovered that cyber-attacks on financial institutions are increasingly being linked to nation-states and the damages were disruptive and destructive, rather than just theft. The majority of nation-state attackers belonged to North Korea, China, Iran, and Russia.
Cybersecurity is a continuous phenomenon. New countless threats emerge every day and cybersecurity analysts continually develop a fast, reliable, and sophisticated techniques to thwart these notorious threats in order to prevent financial loss and reputational damage. According to the Analysts, like the previous year (2018), 2019 will also witness the increase in data breaches. However, the effective and reliable security solutions such as a SIEM or SOAR can protect organizations from being breached.
With over 80 million players globally, Fortnite stands out as an undisputed champion when it comes to online gaming. Fortnite has been developed by Epic Games, an American game developer. However, it seems that the same cannot be said for Epic Games when it comes to security and protection of user data. Fortnite accounts for around 50% of Epic Games’ estimated value of $8.5 billion. Considering this meteoric rise, it is only reasonable to accept that this game has already lured a plethora of attackers.
Alongside Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica incident, Google suffered a blow of its own. In March, a bug was found in the Google+ API that allowed third-party apps access to data of users who granted permissions to their profiles and also their friends. Evidently, Google did not disclose the finding of this bug and the subsequent data leak amid the growing concerns of data privacy across the globe and the scrutiny that Facebook was facing. Some reports also suggest that the leak was kept hush-hush due to the fear of drawing regulatory scrutiny and repetitional damage.