How the developing technology is effecting cybersecurity

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 22 March 2018, 06:19 Hrs
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After the Ransomware attack, which affected the half of the computers of the world, cybersecurity has become the biggest concern. The cybersecurity and technology have been evolved tremendously over the period of time, so do their side effects. Here are some points regarding how the advanced technology is affecting the cybersecurity.

Digitization of Data:

Majority of the business uses the cloud as their storage platform. They store documents and sometimes private information on a shared network. The Cloud gives the hacker an open gate to company’s sensitive information, which could be risky. With the proper cybersecurity measures, we can prevent such cyber attacks.


Earlier botnets are used to get email and password details, however, as the technology developed so did the threats. Now botnets are used for accessing the larger amount of details like name, age, or financial status and sell it the spammers for commercial purposes or ransom. Using the credentials gathered by the botnets, hackers can take down your network systems and leak your business credentials.

Enterprise  security breaches:

These occur when a hacker gets the credential details from the employee through a scam email. Hackers have been more advanced with the technology, they have enough tools to breach security networks and can easily access confidential documents.

Spear phishing Scams:

Phishing is the assessing of username, password, and private credentials for the malicious reasons by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication whereas, in Spear Phishing, email is sent to the people on the behalf of their relatives, management team or the company’s itself. It is an easy way to access personal information. So, one should always cautious while sharing their personal information with other.

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