How Hackers Attack Your Computer Systems

Hackers are always looking for loopholes in your system’s security. They use them to gain access to your private information. Sometimes, they attack your system in order to prevent you from gaining access to your files, later demanding a ransom—a phenomenon now known as ransomware. For businesses, this can be catastrophic.

So, how do these hackers get into your devices?

Gaining Unauthorised Access to Your System

Hacking refers to the practice of gaining access to another person’s computer without their permission. Hackers employ different tactics to do so. These include phishing, malware and exploiting the vulnerabilities in your system’s security.

Once they break into your system, they can access to your emails, bank account, and other details. They might change your passwords and lock you out of the system.

Scammers might impersonate you and send out emails that direct people to fake websites. Sometimes they even send out emails asking for money.

Malicious Software



Also known as Malware, hackers use this software to keep track of what you are doing over the internet. They can also use it to damage your computer.

Your computer gets infected with a malware when you click on a suspicious link in an email. A malware steals information like your usernames and passwords and forwards it to a third party.

Worms, Trojan horse, and Spyware are some of the most commonly known malware.

DDoS Attacks

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A distributed denial of services involves hackers overloading your network by sending large data packets. Your system is not able to handle the excessive data and stops functioning properly.

Unlike hacking and malware, in DDoS attacks, there is no need to access the computer. A DDoS attack originates from multiple sources. Usually, this includes a network of compromised computers.

Government Initiatives

The government is aware of the threats that businesses face in the cyberspace. The Criminal Code Act was passed specifically to deal with computer-related offenses. All the states and territories have separate laws that deal with cyber crimes.

In addition to that, the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network was also established to assist people who are victims of a cybercrime.

Companies also need to take initiatives to make sure their system stays secure. Get in touch with us. We offer services like web application penetration testing and web security audits. Visit our website and look at the additional services we offer.

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