Five Most Common Types of Malicious Hackers

| April 26, 2016

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"Who are the individuals and groups attempting to break corporate and personal security? Are they all trying to steal credit card information, or are there other targets for their attacks? Knowing the types, intents and motivations of malicious hackers can help tailor security solutions more effectively."

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Article | May 3, 2020

Next to your employees, your organization’s data is its most important resource. A data breach can devastate an organization’s finances and reputation for years. According to the 2019 Cost of a Data Breach Report, conducted by Ponemon Institute, the average total cost of a data breach in the U.S. is close to $4 million, and the average cost per lost data record is $150. Hackers are more sophisticated than ever and the value of data seems to rise every day. In fact, McAfee believes that 92% of organizations unknowingly have credentials for sale on the Dark Web or “dark net.”

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During 2019, new privacy laws were introduced, and many current laws evolved in the United States and across the global landscape. With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in full effect, we saw expensive fines levied upon companies that fell victim to data privacy breaches. As we move into a new year, probably the biggest takeaway from 2019 is that being proactive and having a data privacy strategy in place is important to help mitigate the risk of a data privacy breach. The regulatory landscape continues to evolve as states and countries actively pass new expanded requirements for privacy and cybersecurity regulations. While laws in the U.S., like the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), are getting significant attention, many other states and countries are actively amending their breach notification laws to include tighter restrictions.

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While there may be more than 1 billion pieces of malware prowling the internet for a chance to infect victims, one particular piece of nastiness has been inflicting financial losses and security headaches for years.Known as ransomware, its sole purpose is to block access to computer systems or files until the victim pays a ransom. These ransom demands fluctuate wildly, from the equivalent of a couple of hundred dollars to several hundred thousand. In the simplest terms, ransomware is a piece of malicious software that prevents users from using their devices or accessing their personal or important files, unless a sum of money is paid. Payment is usually demanded in cryptocurrency, such as Monero or Bitcoin. Victims are told to purchase these digital assets and then transfer them to the attackers.

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Comodo is a leading global provider of Digital Security, Identity and Trust Assurance services that include a comprehensive portfolio of High-Assurance Digital Certificates and Managed PKI solutions, eCommerce Acceleration, Authentication (Multi-Factor) and Network Vulnerability Scanning services certified for PCI Compliance reporting. Comodo Security Solutions, with over 15,000,000 endpoint installations of its threat prevention products, offers an extensive suite of security software and support services for businesses and consumers alike. Continual innovation, a core competence in PKI and a commitment to reversing the growth of Internet-crime distinguish the Comodo companies as vital players in the Internet's ongoing development. With offices in the US, UK, China, India, Romania and the Ukraine, Comodo secures and authenticates the online transactions and communications for over 200,000 business customers and millions of consumers.

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