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Weaknesses of computer systems
hundreds of bots are used to bombard a website with information so it is overloaded and the website crashes.
Sometimes it uses all the bandwidth of the website or sends so much random information or access requests the server crashes.
A bot is a computer taken over and remotely controlled by a hacker. Many devices such as internet connected appliances like fridges are used as they have no security.
Stands for distributed denial of service.
Pharming is when a fake website is set up that looks like a real one and tricks people into entering sensitive information.
ISP's usually filter fake websites but you can tell if a website is fake if it lacks the lock symbol and the on https. Also check the URl for discrepancy's and spelling errors.
Easily guessed,could use information about you to increase the chances of getting it right.
If you use the same password for everything it could end up that the hackers can access every account you have.
hackers could steal information or alter it, hackers could lock you out of your accounts or deny you access to important work.
modems connect computers together so they can communicate
modems can be used to bypass firewalls thus making it easier to hack computers.
modems could be used to spread viruses.
Customers national insurance numbers and identity could be stolen.
Hackers could pretend to be that person, take money or set up bank accounts in their name
Money could be stolen.
Insecure software applications.
Hackers can use insecure applications to breach defences of a computer.
easy for hackers to install malware and sneak virus's in
hackers can use updates to sneak virus into a computer
Fires could burn down and destroy the area where data is kept
could cause the building is stored to collapse
if data is stored on the ground floor could damage the servers
if security is knocked could make it vulnerable to hackers or thieves
could cause a company to be accused of fraud, the wrong data may cause problems with calculating profits and loss.
data could be change so companies have a false impression of how well the company is doing, e.g fake profit or loss.
hackers could blackmail you for the data
could mean that a business couldn't work properly or pay its taxes.
data could be sold to rivals
money can be stolen, bank accounts can be set up without consent and things bought in the victims name.
losing data could mean consumers lose trust in the company, the company could lose data important in paying staff etc.