The Security System Of The World Since The Technology Boom Essay

1240 Words Aug 11th, 2015 5 Pages
Ease of data management is one of the biggest advantages to any business in the world since the technology boom. A Security breach occurs when hackers illegally gain access to the private and confidential database of companies. It is the intrusion by hackers into the network of a computer or the network of multiple of multiple computers in order to steal or destroy confidential company information. In most cases this information is the personal information of the company’s customers and other users. Personal information such as credit card number, social security number, date of birth, contact information, etc. are stolen or destroyed by hackers. This information is then used by the hackers for performing fraudulent activities. Depending on the security system of the company the hacker can be an expert or even an amateur. Even something as simple as guessing someone’s password is considered as hacking. For large corporations, investing heavily in computer security is more of a necessity than an added measure.
The latest in such attacks on the computer networks of large corporations is the attack on United Airlines, allegedly by Chinese hackers. The information stolen in this attack was quite substantial and included, travel routes and trends of passengers, personal background verification information of customers and other personal information of customers. If a large corporation such as United Airlines can be hacked, it shows how vulnerable the global security system is.…

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