We often hear that someone’s account was being hacked. But what is hacking and how does it work, a very few people know. So here we present to you what is hacking and how it works.
Computers have become very important to run successful businesses. It is not adequate to have obscure computer systems; they are required to network and facilitate communication with external businesses or organizations or also people. This exposes the computer system to the outside world and hacking. Hacking refers to using one’s computer system without their authentication to commit fraudulent acts such as fraud, privacy invasion, stealing corporate/personal data, etc. Cybercrimes cost many organizations a million dollars every single year. Businesses need to guard themselves against such cyber attacks.
Hacking is done by hackers. Hackers are of two types: Good hackers are known as white hats, Bad hackers are known as black hats. Countries most vulnerable to cyber-attacks are China, Australia, South Africa, Belgium, and many more. South African hackers are considered the most cunning ones. The sbobet has done multiple time large scale live hacking. They have also hacked accounts and websites of multiple large scale companies and banks. In 2012, 3 government websites were being hacked by a SA hacker.
How does it work?
It is an easy process. Finding out the password of one’s computer system is usually the beginning step in cracking into someone’s network’s security.
- Emails containing viruses and malware– Entering into someone’s system using emails is one of the most popular ways of sending malware into someone’s system secretly and is done in an attachment in the email. Once the user opens the attachment, the malicious software starts executing or starts to download onto the computer system that receives it.
- Emails with links to malicious websites– the method of entering into one’s computer by links are referred to as phishing, these emails contribute to removing the original emails from your mail account, mostly these emails are from the well-known organizations that the receiver would trust easily such as a bank or organizations they have registered in.
- Social networking pages– People manage to let down their protect and be less careful when it comes to their social networking sites. Under this method, a fake profile induces real users for following and then provide links to malicious websites or even by giving up some sensitive personal information.
- Malware sold as legitimate software– fraudulent antivirus programs have infected millions and billions of computer systems. Such types of antivirus software are offered for free on different websites and they monitor the system of the user and keep a check when they are entering passwords or any other important details, they are also available through the internet that includes malware designed to infect the computer system of people.
Usually, there is no connection between the hacker and person whose account is being hacked. These people are frauds whose motives are stealing from people and not getting caught.