Why do people hack?
Hackers are people who hack into computers to gain unauthorized access to other systems for data or make them unavailable. Hackers use their skills to achieve a specific goal such as fame, theft, or the inability to connect with other systems.
Hackers who are only interested in gaining fame or defeating computer networks may have criminal intent. Hacking can become a way of living and an addiction thanks to the knowledge and self-esteem that hackers gain. Some hackers are just out to make your life miserable. Others just want to be heard or seen. Hacking can be motivated by basic bragging rights, boredom, boredom or challenge, theft for financial gains, corporate espionage and blackmail, as well as curiosity. These are some of the reasons hackers cite to justify their actions.
Hackers often steal your data to take over your identity and use it for other purposes, such as transferring money or taking out a loan. These incidents have increased since mobile banking and Internet banking became more popular. Hacking is now a viable option for making monetary gains.
Hackers Hack: Key Reasons
- Server Disruption
Server disruption attacks are designed to disrupt a website or shut it down. Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS), is one of the most common forms of server disruption attacks. DDoS attacks, in simple terms, are when hackers take control of a botnet (a network of zombie computers). The botnet can then be used to create an army of mindless zombies that ping specific web servers to overload them and finally shut them down.
- Monetary Loss
Although online banking is a huge success, there are some drawbacks. Cyber thieves can digitally steal money from you through online banking. They can insert banking Trojans and malicious lines of code that are specifically created for this purpose.
- Vulnerability scanning
Vulnerability scanning can be used to identify security flaws in a computer system. Network administrators use this security measure primarily for obvious security reasons. Hackers can also penetrate this security measure to gain unauthorized entry, opening the door for other infiltration strategies and motivations. Vulnerability scanning is basically considered the gateway to further attacks.
- Unauthorized Code Execution
It is possible to have unauthorized code execution motives that are quite complicated. Hackers aim to infect a user with malware, to take control of their computer through the execution of code or commands. Hackers can gain complete control over the victim’s computer through this powerful hacking technique. Unauthorized code could be used to turn a victim’s computer into either a bot or zombie. The very fact of having unprecedented access to a computer can allow for a wide range of suspicious activities that a hacker could carry out without being caught.
Why Comodo’s Web is the Best Anti-Hacking Tool
cWatch Web is a web security tool developed by Comodo, a cybersecurity company. This tool protects you from a wide range of web security threats, identifies new threats, and blocks them in real-time with the help of the Comodo Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) team. cWatch is a hacking prevention tool.
- Data breaches
- SEO hacks
- Web scrapers
- Website defacement
- Spam email attacks
- OWASP Top Ten Security Risks
cWatch will allow you to stop an attack before it can reach your network. This will help you save time and money. This web security tool does this by using its key features, which are discussed below.
- Web Application Firewall (WAF).WAF ComodoProtects vulnerable websites detecting and eliminating malicious requests, and preventing hack attempts. It also targets application targeting attacks such as WordPress, plugins, Joomla, and Drupal. It blocks all traffic that is not HTTP/HTTPS-based and has a network capacity of more than 1 TB/s.
- Secure Content Delivery Network (CDN): To improve the performance of websites and web applications, a global network of distributed servers is used.
- Malware Monitoring and Resolution: It detects malware and provides tools and methods to remove it.
- Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC). Our team of certified cybersecurity professionals is available to provide 24/7 surveillance and remediation services.
- Security Information and Event Management (SIEM).Advanced intelligence that leverages current events and data from over 85M+ endpoints, and more than 100M+ domains.
- PCI ScanningThis scanner allows merchants and service providers to remain in compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, (PCI DSS).