Security and data protection: how to keep companies safe from hacker attacks
Ukrainian companies are under constant threat of hacker attacks. In December 2023, the mobile operator Kyivstar faced a powerful attack that caused a disruption in the company’s operations. The situation was caused by a hack of key systems through a compromised employee account. Hackers linked to Russian intelligence claimed responsibility for the incident. We discussed with the CEO of the IT company Favbet Tech Artem Skripnik how the company ensures cybersecurity in the face of Russian aggression.
Security at Favbet Tech
1. A team of specialists handles the load
There are two main types of cyber attacks: attacks like denial of service (DDoS) attacks that block access to services, and identity theft. Phishing attacks, data leaks and malware installations are the most common threats. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, the number of attacks has increased: they began to occur monthly, rather than several times a year.
2. Countering DDoS attacks
The Favbet platform, maintained by Favbet Tech, is often subject to DDoS attacks, especially during large sporting events. At this time, the load on the platform is maximum. To combat these attacks, automated systems and flexible defense mechanisms are used. This ensures stable operation of services, although page loading speed may increase slightly.
3. Protecting user data
Attempts by hackers to obtain personal data are another common threat. Hackers make lists of the most popular web resources and try to find the right combinations of logins and passwords. Favbet Tech also ends up on these lists due to its popularity, which is why the company is constantly faced with such mass hijacking attempts.
Training and control at Favbet Tech
Favbet Tech regularly conducts training and education for employees on cybersecurity issues to prevent threats. Important aspects are minimal access privileges to components and access control for employees.
Comprehensive Cybersecurity Team
Favbet Tech has a comprehensive internal security team that monitors cybersecurity trends and audits system vulnerabilities. Team members specialize in various aspects of information security, such as network security, data encryption and code analysis.
The most popular hacker threats
Most hacks occur due to user negligence. It is important to follow cybersecurity rules, such as using reliable antivirus programs, not disclosing passwords and personal information to strangers, and verifying the veracity of messages received and avoiding phishing sites. Favbet Tech also uses filters to check phishing emails.
Answers to questions
Favbet Tech is experiencing denial of service cyber attacks and identity theft. The most common threats include phishing attacks, DDoS attacks, data leaks, and malware installations.
Favbet Tech has a dedicated information security team that protects internal infrastructure and trains employees. The company actively uses automation methods and flexible protection against DDoS attacks. They also strictly control employee access to minimize vulnerabilities.
The most common threats are phishing attacks, which can look believable and masquerade as real emails or websites. Also, DDoS attacks and attempts to gain access to users’ personal data are common threats.
- Favbet Tech is an IT company that services the Favbet iGaming platform .
- Artem Skripnik is the CEO of the IT company Favbet Tech.