Five Things Hackers Are Doing With Victims' Data in 2015

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By Darryl K. Taft / eWeek  |  Posted 2015-02-25 


Recent hacks show that attackers' methods have not drastically changed, yet they seem to be getting more aggressive in how they're using data. In the last 10 years, the methodology and penetration remain relatively the same, but the sophistication has escalated and the implications are troubling. Following the recent attack against Sony Entertainment , the company changed how it does business. Hacking and blackmailing can affect multiple kinds of institutions. Hackers can impact much more than a movie release: Think about stock markets, elections and more. Hackers can shift the viewpoints, policy and even ethics of corporations or public figures. -

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