Here's How Cyber Criminals are Getting Access to Your Data

Cyber crime is an epidemic that has slowly made its presence in the whole world. The global recession is further driving computer related crimes and threats and thus cyber criminals are thriving. Laws have been laid to try and curtail this rise. Financial and the government sectors are the main targets. Cyber criminals make persistent efforts to break into the system and steal valuable data. Several cyber criminals go unpunished or undetected thus encouraging them to perform their hacks in a smooth and efficient way. Proper laws must be established to avoid a plethora of cyber crimes from occurring.

The Internet has become so ubiquitous providing hackers more opportunities to invade and obtain valuable information. The ripples of cyber hacking have been spreading and emerging like waves. The internet has become a part of our lives such that life seizes to exist without it. We use it to perform everyday activities at workplaces and home. It has become a necessity and a medium of success for several businesses. A small pinhole in the system is enough for hackers to take everything important away from you.

Cybercrime has now become a global industry increasing the rising struggle of law enforcement agencies especially because in most of the places the legislative frameworks are weak or seize to exist. Existing hacker groups are merging to form bigger and stronger groups making them invincible. The rising popularity of social networking websites results in more data breaches resulting in an epidemic of crimes. Cyber criminals also constantly attack security vendors to test the level of security that exists and constantly research on how to overcome this defense and invade the systems. Here is a video showing you 10 crimes that cyber criminials do.

Stringent laws have to be established to prevent further crimes from occurring. The existing laws are extremely frail and also there are very few people who are capable of chasing these criminals. A single catch in a web of hackers doesn't make a difference. The government must hire ethical hackers who are capable of constantly innovating and establishing a strong protection to prevent such illegal hacks from occurring.

With the growing diversity of operating systems and websites available, Cyber criminals are having a very profitable year leaving agencies struggling to respond. Cyber crime is not just a technological problem, it is also a problem of business strategy. Businesses must plan before hand to establish a strong defense for their applications to prevent hacks and frauds. They should have an insight into the various operations run by hackers and update and establish their existing security accordingly.

Companies make critical data readily available to employees, networks and on the cloud making them vulnerable to attacks. They should improve their process management and spread awareness. Strong technology is just a part of the solution and must be in collaboration with process and business practices for maximum benefits. The root cause of cyber attacks is monetary gain followed by a gain in data. Financial institutions and E-commerce websites are susceptible and hence should be aware and proactive. They need to establish a strong network in order to prevent these cyber criminals.

Published on Jul 14, 2015
Harshit Agarwal
Written by Harshit Agarwal
Harshit Agarwal is the co-founder and CEO of Appknox, a mobile security suite that helps enterprises automate mobile security. Over the last decade, Harshit has worked with 500+ businesses ranging from top financial institutions to Fortune 100 companies, helping them enhance their security measures.
Beyond the tech world, Harshit loves adventure. When he's not busy making sure the digital realm is safe, he's out trekking and exploring new destinations.


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