When speaking of computer sabotage we are referring to the disruption, or destruction, of a system by malware. However, unlike electronic break-ins, where hackers gain unauthorized access to a system, computer sabotage almost always occurs due to an “operator error” as the user unknowingly welcomes malware to their own system. Computer sabotage often targets the weakest points of entry into a system and relies on the ignorance of a user to mount an attack, therefore proper training of users and the constant debugging and testing of security measures should be stressed to ensure the highest level of defense from malicious attack. Firstly, when discussing computer sabotage it is important to follow the actions that led to the incident in order to determine key areas that might be improved. One such incident is the relatively new crypto locker virus, which practically takes a user’s entire system ransom until a sum of money has been paid.
Should you hire a hacker in your company? As the technology develops, people became anxiety about their data security and privacy. The term “Hacking” became popular by computers but nowadays hackers are treating people who uses any device which has a network connection such as computers, mobile phones, tablets even TV’s. More or less everyone has some idea about hacking and hackers, but what actually is hacking and what a hacker really does? Hacking actually is a technique to understand features of different systems and modify them with reference to people’ needs.
One example of bad hackers is what happened worldwide to Target companies. Target was hacked and millions of people’s credit card information was stolen (Riley, 2014). Many people think that the ones that hacked target hacked it because target gave away information, in reality they were as victim as the ones who’s information was stolen (Riley, 2014). Someone installed malware in Target's security and payme... ... middle of paper ... ...whitehat-hacker-goes-too-far-gets-raided-by-fbi-tells-all/ Gold, S. (2014). Get your head around hacker psychology.
The History of Cybercrimes – Maya Poole A cyber-crime is an illegal activity that takes place on the computer or internet (Williams). Before the internet was invented criminals were stealing information from the computers committing data theft (VPN). The first major cyber-crime was in the 80s, criminals would send a lot of scams to the inbox of emails (VPN). Most of the scams included a desperate story hoping that someone would feel bad for them and send them money or they asked for bank card numbers in order to send them some money. Shortly after is when Congress passed a bill making it illegal (VPN).
The backdoor helps hacker to install malicious program without the knowledge and consent of PC users. This will also help hacker to install spyware program and key logger capable of recording key strokes and relaying it back to a remote hacker. Moreover removing backdoor viruses is difficult because they disguise as genuine programs and also hackers may exploit the security holes to disable antivirus program on an infected system. The scam is operating under a variety of names including FBI virus, department of justice virus to name a few. How to remove Policeweblab.com virus: We recommend you to contact tech support for removing the virus.
Hacking has been around since computers have been around. The first big computer virus made by a hacker was called “Melissa”, it targeted users of software made by Microsoft. Once the user was infected with the virus it would send an infected e-mail to the first 50 people in your contacts. Another crime was a 19 year old Raphael Grey. Stealing a sum of 25,000 different credit card numbers and posting 6,000 credit card numbers to the internet.
Hackers are the robbers of cyberspace. They are able to gain access to peoples computers using special tools, methods and programs. Some of these are backdoors, viruses, and port scanners. The most popular form of virus, is known as the Trojan horse, named after the Greek Trojan Horse. This virus is implanted in a computer, then it lets someone from another computer have access to all the computers information, including passwords and any other personal data that might be present.
Attackers use various hacking techniques to compromise a website or a computer. The most common ones are Trojan horse programs, Denial of Service, unprotected windows shares, mobile code, cross-site scripting and packet sniffing. This paper will discuss in details how attackers use these hacking techniques to compromise a system, how attackers gather information from a victim via their e-mail communication and how to prevent the attacks. Trojan horse programs are a common way for intruders to trick a user into installing back door programs. According to Armor2net, these programs can allow intruders easy access to a computer without the user's knowledge, change the system configurations, or infect the computer with a computer virus.
As a user of the World Wide Web, it is one’s responsibility to learn more about Heartbleed, in order to help protect one’s online identity and to make sure it is protected both now and in the future. “A widespread vulnerability in OpenSSL, the software library used to secure communications on the web, has undermined the security on hundreds of thousands of web servers, and has left online companies scrambling to close the security hole,” states a bold headline written by Robert L. of Eweek Magazine Issue 1. (2014). Heartbleed allows a hacker to extract what was previously thought to be secure information using several rudimentary princip... ... middle of paper ... ...eved April 22, 2014, from EBSCO Janssen, C. (2014, April 14). What is the Heartbleed Bug?