Trends of Cyber Security and Hacking
Latest Issues on Cyber Security
Starting from Korean Hackers Hacked the Sony Pictures servers and released its unreleased movies into the internet portals and million dollars loss to the Sony Pictures,Hackers threatening to release the name of the Customer’s who cheat their partners through an adultery website Ashleymadison.com and famous hack on iCloud that the hackers hacked the accounts of the celebrities and released their private pictures online etc and there is lot and lots of such incidents this year.
How to Stop these Attacks ….
There are ways,but the trend is ??
There are several similarities between these data breaches ,that is lack of Cyber defenses and sophistication of Cyber attacks.
The hackers of the past do it for the money is one class and hackers do it for a cause is another class.
The first class of hackers who does for the money,mainly get login credentials and gain access to the Bank Accounts and steal their online money and properties.
The another class is not mainly money minded ,yes they are paid by some organizations and person to do for some cause,which is the latest trend and its is much safer for the hackers at some point as their legal proceeding is well supported by these organizations from their back.
The cause,What for ?
The cause depends upon person to mass,it varies.
The hacker Edward Snowden is celebrated as the hero in many countries is the main villain of USA ,as he exposed illegal Information Recording of other countries by National Security Agency(NSA). This is perfect hacking example for public cause.
Next is Political cause,The Sony picture released a movie depicting the Character of North Korean president Kim Jong Yong.The Koreans were very about it.After a few weeks the unreleased movies of Sony Pictures were in the Internet by hacking the secure Sony Pictures server .The American claiming that the President men are responsible for the Cyber Attack that caused Million dollar lose to the Sony Pictures and the Koreans refusing that .
We don’t know whose done that but certainly there some Political reason behind that.
The another one hacking for the Business cause,this time even though the cause is Business and made pain to several people whom mainly are celebrities .
The personal accounts in the iCloud is hacked by some unknown groups and the private pictures of the personals whom mainly are celebrities are published over several websites and social networks.By looking at this hack we notice a thing that,it wasn’t intentional attack over the celebrities but the attack was done on celebrities to make this attack a famous one.
And there arise another question,Why this attack has to be made famous by these hacker ?
The answer is Apple is going to release its latest flagship smartphone iPhone 6 very soon,by hacking the accounts of Celebrities who were iCloud ,the hackers tried to convey to the world that the iCloud is worthless and lacks security .By doing this the Business of iPhone could badly affected.
This attack was done just few weeks before the release of iPhone and few weeks after the release of Samsung’s flagship Smartphone Galaxy S6.
So there must be some relation between Samsung and iCloud attack for some reason we believe.
This article is not about supporting hackers about a cause but this is certainly the trend……just like Horror movie trend in Kollywood.