Internet rules the world and even us. It is that strata of the invention which have blessed humankind with knowledge. Knowing the unknown facts and accumulating those in one’s own word is now just a click away. It had faded away from the distinction between every human.
But still, not all can avail of the internet and its utilities at the right time and age. Yet, slowly but steadily technology and society are advancing. Despite the blessing, there’s a curse associated with it. To be specific, another invention that is again used wrongly is hacking.
However, this too has been applied to bar certain criminal activities and check their criminal minds for the security of the nation at large.
What types of accounts get hacked?
Now, let’s arrive at the discussion on the types of accounts that hacked and are prone to such similar attacks. Hackers are geniuses and experts in such fields of drawing benefit from others. They discover minutely the gap in every account and tamper with the same for their personal benefits.
The result is that attackers draw money by such spear phishing. On a more complicated note, the hackers even attack personally with continued embarrassment, blackmail, demanding ransom, etc.
Thus, cybercrime is multi-faceted. Random attacks happen on accounts that are vulnerable and weak. Therefore, experts opine to maintain every personal account most efficiently to avoid any unnecessary hassle.
How to protect an account?
First and foremost, the account should be strongly password protected and used more frequently. An active account if used seldom is more prone to hacking. Along with it passwords must be frequently changed.
Does hacking hamper the reputation of an individual or a company?
Hacking does not involve only monetary transactions carried out illegally, it even manipulates information. What is affected mostly here is the secret and privacy of an organization or any person? Money, if lost, might be hard to regain but not impossible.
On the other, if the information is lost it can never be found back again. Theft of ideas and motives are doom for any company. On the personal level, privacy regarding photos and other content too can’t be put at risk. Yet, such illegal tampering happens.
How to protect information?
Technical persons and experts in such a field may deliver you with ideas, backup plans; coding-decoding that’s beyond your understanding but is helpful for an organization’s safety. But for the personal use of a man or woman one’s own intuition is enough in addition to some basic expert advice. Those basic advices are the following:
- Filtering information and images and to keep only the most needed ones in the offline mode is more than enough. Output backup devices like Pendrive, CD drive, etc. too will suffice.
- The urge to keep every minute detail of the moment spent with your near and dear ones might feel special but is risky too in this age of growing cybercrime. It emanates the risk of getting hacked and amidst this large exposure to technical flick, about which common men are hardly aware. The data gets manipulated before one even gets to know of the mishap. In general, any person won’t wish to involve himself or her in a scam. So, images if manipulated and then threatened with, can lead to serious problems.
In these cases, before thinking deeply about the reputation factor it is better to probe deep into the possible ways of how the crime occurred. Analyzing the situation and the reasons a person or any organization can decipher the loopholes in the personal level and approach tech experts and the police for legal help.
Which step can help in the cyberattack?
Legal help is a major step in cyber-attacks. Not every person is aware of the process of hacking neither one tries or wishes to implement it. So, organizations, be it a large one or an entrepreneur, must hire software engineers and someone specialized in hacking.
One who knows the process can breakthrough it at the same time; their opinions will shun off most of the risks associated with information theft. For example, if a bank is linked with several transactions and also associated with the trust of so many users then it is mandatory for such companies to think of the safeguards first, hence, they should take immediate steps towards safeguarding it.
Hiding any mishap might prove worse than even putting in front of the customer the truth in the process of seeking the truth. Reputation can never be compromised with if a person is true to his heart. The face of a company is obliged to maintain the same.