Mon. Apr 6th, 2020

Cyber-Attacks, Is Anyone Safe? ~ By Mfreke Udonkang Osaze

Cyber-attacks are boundless these days, they are a grave issue of the hour. However, wait! Have you ever heard about cyber-attacks? Do you know what it is? Are you aware of the sobriety of this issue? Well, if you aren’t, kindly follow my lead;

Cyber-attack is an attack by a hacker or group of hackers to breach and invade your privacy unauthorized by you. The hacker invades into your personal space by blocking and hacking your financial, social, and personal accounts.

He thereafter try to expose, alter, destroy, disable or steal your information for either financial compensation, blackmail or publicity.
From politicians to business tycoons to celebrities, almost everyone has been a victim of cyber-attack. Celebrities, although, have been the main option to the intruders.
People are very interested to know about their personal lives, which create an opportunity for phishers to gather their information. The tremendous public interest motivates them to track the celebs and reveal their details.

As the personal information of celebrities are unfortunately precious for public interest. The phishers hack their accounts majorly to win popularity. They follow the celebs almost on every platform and keep an eye over extracting every detail about their personal lives.

WHY CYBER- ATTACK ON CELEBRITIES?

The purpose behind cyber-attacks on celebs has many reasons besides public interest. At times, their very personal and intimate life details are shared in public to shatter their images.
It is used to humiliate and ridicule them, to damage their fan following and future projects. However, at other times, little details of their lives with fans, family, and the general public is published to showcase how humble, down to earth, and loving they are.

Rarely does it happen with celebs whereby their hacked details threaten them? Usually, they are only cut for feeding public interest.
There are various ways of cybersecurity attacks. In most cases, hackers take advantage of the inattention of the celebs or a security breach, but at times, hackers’ also brute force to obtain the credentials of their accounts.
Whatever the case may be and however, the way hackers hack the account, the point being is nobody is completely safe in terms of cybersecurity.

NO SAFE IS GUARDED:

No platform or social site is completely protected. The evidence of it is the crackdown of social media giants like Facebook and Instagram.
Recently, In my recent research and online studies on Cyber security, I have observed that Cyber-criminals are becoming increasingly adept at attacking through smartphones and mobile networks, with mobile malware up 40% in 2018. In many cases, people simply aren’t used to installing security software on their non-desktop devices, meaning that this aspect of security is often overlooked.

HOW BIG IS THE THREAT?
Let me not beat around the bush. The threat posed by cyber-crime is real and it’s growing, with global cyber-attacks up 63% in the last three years. Cyber-crime is even thought to be overtaking the illegal drugs tradein terms of profitability.
Every bright new advance in digital technology has its cyber-crime shadow. The Internet of Things provides new and concerning avenues of attack. For a start, many smart appliances aren’t as secure as they could be. And as the internet becomes increasingly interwoven with our devices and appliances, cyber-crime could start encroaching more and more into our daily lives.

For businesses, there’s a lot at stake, with 71% of consumers saying that they’d stop buying from a company if it fell victim to a data breach. Yet, despite the potential financial and reputational hit, it still takes companies an average of 191 days to identify data breaches, while roughly one in five files still aren’t protected.

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