Joomla! Website Design Coaching Support Warrington Cheshire Manchester Merseyside UKThe Hacker News this week published an interesting article about the characteristics that companies possess which make them attractive to hackers.

Do you or your organsiation fit all or part of the description outlined in the article?

Use the link below to read the full article.

Read more: Hacking Scenarios - How Hackers Choose Their Victims.

 

What Motivates a Hacker?

The Hacker News article identifies four key motives:

  • Money;
  • Hack + Activism aka Hacktivism;
  • Insider Threats;
  • Revenge Game.

 

Attack Vectors

The article then focuses on the three most likely directions that an attrack will come from.

Phishing

"Hackers send carefully crafted phoney emails to trick a victim into opening an attachment or clicking on a link containing malicious software."

Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)

Facilitated by individuals and organisations which enable IT administrators to remotely access their devices.

Attacks on Unpatched Software

"In some cases, when software is not fully up to date or patched, attackers can enter networks without having to harvest credentials."

 

Conclusion

"With hackers becoming more sophisticated, it is on top priority to have proactive cybersecurity mechanisms to maintain the health of your business."

 

About The Hacker News

"The Hacker News (THN) is a leading, trusted, widely-acknowledged dedicated cybersecurity news platform, attracting over 8 million monthly readers including IT professionals, researchers, hackers, technologists, and enthusiasts."

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Read more: About 'The Hacker News'.

 

Protect your device, browser & web connection

When thinking about website security, it is easy to overlook the:

device (operating system) used to connect to your website,

the way you connect (your web browser) to the internet, and

how you connect (in the clear or via encryption).

Read more: Protect your device, browser & web connection.

 

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