This wasn’t the first, nor it will be the last, such attack. However, certain details made cybersecurity experts worried: First, hackers used a zero-day exploit, i.e. a yet unknown flaw in the code, to execute their attack. Second, they targeted a company that isn’t as valuable a target as a bank, for example, but has a strategic significance due to its connection with the companies it serves.

According to experts, independent hackers are upping their game, employing advanced tools and strategies, acting like elite government-backed hackers, rather than mere criminals.

While I don’t necessarily disagree with this assessment, I can’t help but wonder if these experts have underestimated the global hacker community? Also, it is as if they’re not aware of the state and rapid growth of global data infrastructure.

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