Against individuals: The reason for this cybercrime attack is to get the person’s bank information, personal physical health information, or hack the victim’s computer for disseminating spam or denial-of-service (DOS). One of the most disastrous crimes on individuals is ‘identity theft’. An individual’s personally identifiable information (PII) such as social security number or date of birth and use of that information to obtain loans or commit other nefarious acts can affect an individual’s credit report and personal identity. Generally, it takes years to get back on track.
Against businesses: Businesses should be worried about protecting the PII of their customers. Businesses need to remember that it costs a whole lot more to deal with the after effects of a hack of their customers’ information, than putting data security controls in place prior to an incident. Losing customer trust can cost their business’s survival. Loss of business intelligence and data can end up being unrecoverable.
Against Governments: Cybercrime attacks against a government means attack against the entire country. Challenges are similar to what individuals or businesses face except they are at a national level and magnified several times. The attacks can affect the country’s military, communication, infrastructure, power and other channels.
What do you do to limit these attacks?
It is important to be wary of hack cybercrime attacks and the precautions to take to protect your information. The above tips can help you. If you need further assistance for safeguarding your data, personal information, customer information or your organization’s network environment, call us.
Omega can help you with your data security needs. Phone 636-557-7777 or email Security@OmegaSecure.com.