Understanding the five key phases of a hacking attack to fortify your business IT
The term ‘Hacking’ has been in the public consciousness for decades and the activities of the nefarious individuals or groups that use it are synonymous with cybercrime. Although the term is very familiar to most people, what does it mean for a modern business, how can you recognise the signs, and what are the best ways to defend your business?
Put simply, a hacking attack is a cyberattack which targets computer information systems, computer networks, infrastructures, personal computer devices, smartphones, and/or the people using them, to gain unauthorised access to the systems and data they contain. Typically, these criminals are looking to exploit an attack for financial gain, but in other cases the aim is to disrupt operations by disabling access to IT systems.