Cybercrime and Exploits: Attacks on Unpatched Systems

Cybercriminals exploiting unpatched system vulnerabilities continue to be one of the top reasons enterprises suffer unauthorized intrusions. With the increasing number of interdependent online infrastructures and devices, proper patch management and procedures is more critical than ever.

And while the task of patching systems can cost enterprises a few hours, past incidents have shown that failing to patch systems with the latest security updates can prove to be more costly. Here’s a quick review of some of the most destructive cyberattacks and data breaches over the past few years, showing the amount of damage unpatched vulnerabilities can inflict on an organization.

[Related: How to get ahead of vulnerabilities and protect your enterprise business]


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