What are they? Have you been a victim? Find out more about how criminals are using the world wide web to attack their victims.
A cyber-attack, in simple words, is an attempt or assault done by cybercriminals using one or several computers to gain unauthorized access to a single or multiple computers or network systems. This action can disable your computers and steal your data (personal, medical and financial information).
Cyber-attacks are considered by many as a bigger threat to humanity than nuclear weapons, as they could potentially disable the economy of a city or even an entire country. There are even organized cybercrime entities which have joined forces. What is worrisome about this is the fact that chances of them being detected and prosecuted are very low.
Cyber criminals have several motivations to carry out these attacks, but they are mainly motivated to get financial win and recognition. Lots of cyber criminals are driven by money. They could get entry to your bank accounts and steal the password to your financial sites. Some others feel highly motivated with cracking a major system and being recognized for it. They love this challenge. In other occasions, though, the data of an organization could be leaked from internal employees and partners, either intentionally or due to their carelessness to protect their company’s private information.
Cybercrime has hit the US hard in recent years.
It is speculated by a few experts that at some point, thousands of American citizens would have their personal data stolen and distributed on the dark web.
The dark web is part of the internet that cannot be found on search engines, such as google and it requires a specific browser and configurations to access anonymously.
It can perfectly host a legitimate site, though, but above all, criminals can easily navigate without being tracked.
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