Hackers typically:

  • steal financial information (credit cards, bank account #s, etc.) and/or PII (SSN, DLN, DoB, names, etc.)
  • steal usernames/passwords then use those to attack further
  • install malware that captures keystrokes, screen captures, etc.
  • install backdoors and/or botnet software on victim’s machines so they can attack other computers around the world
  • exfiltrate private and sensitive data, emails, etc.
  • modify data, emails etc. residing on the hacked network
  • capture network traffic
  • and so much more

Not only can the technical damage be detrimental to an organization, but a damaged reputation and the expenditures to fix the damage after an attack can also be catastrophic.

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