Hacking is an act of performing illegal operations to identify the weakness of a computer system or network in order to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information for some illicit purpose. Example: using password cracking algorithms to steal a system password.
To better understand hacking, one needs to first understand Hackers. A Hacker is a person who keeps exploiting the weakness in computer systems or networks. Usually, a hacker is considered to be intelligent and highly skilled in computer programming with the knowledge of computer security. In particular, these hackers could always hack on any high-security level systems to solve the problems and espionage on competitor’s systems to interpret a code. These hackers now hold a conference, argue in forums, have meetings, generate publicity and write software code. They are deeply engaged in formulating network and computer technologies, and more focused on the creation of technical infrastructures that are used to take other actions.
Companies are performing Ethical hacking to identify the potential threats to their connected networks. Ethical hackers bypass the system security and search for any weak points so that it can be easily exploited by the malicious hackers. In other words, ethical hacking is a kind of hacking performed with legal rights to overcome or eliminate any potential threats that bring bad reputation to an organization.
Computers have become a mandatory device to run a successful business. Increased use of computer systems has not only paved ways to improvements in business operations but on the other side, it has opened doors to some fraudulent acts such as privacy invasion, stealing corporate or personal data, etc.
Cybercrime is performing illegal activities on computers and networks to spread viruses, online bullying, unauthorized electronic funds transfer, money laundering, ATM fraud, spam, and identity theft.
WannaCry Ransomware attack is a recent and popular cyber attack performed through crypto worms targeting the systems running Microsoft Windows OS by encrypting data and demanding payments. It a biggest cyber attack ever in the internet history, affecting thousands of machines.
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White Paper By: IdentityMind Global
The legal and social effects of digital identity have become complex and challenging with attacks on multiple identity services. At a time when our dependence on digital identities is increasing, our trust in them is rapidly eroding. A Trusted Digital Identity is an identity that is real, that doesn’t have a history of fraud or potential money laundering, and that isn’t...
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The increasing volume and sophistication of cyber security threats including targeting phishing scams, data theft, and other online vulnerabilities, demand that we remain vigilant about securing our organization. The current cyber security risks that are top-of-mind, the risks that aren’t, and the ecosystem that’s coalescing to form defensive—and offensive—measures...
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How aware people are about SAP cyber security, regardless of how widely SAP in this region are implemented? This whitepaper shows a high level overview of SAP security in figures so that the problem area is not just theoretically comprehensible but based on actual numbers and metrics – from the information about the number of found issues and their popularity to the number of...
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