How A Hacker Is Dealt with After an Incident

In the previous era, information and any sort of valuable object would be kept under lock and key in a private vault or in a bank. However, we now live in a digital age where information and even money has become a virtual object where physical security cannot safeguard these valuables from other prying eyes. These problems have been dealt with to a great extent as security experts have created a number of special software to prevent unnecessary people from getting their hands-on valuable information. But what if there is an attempt, and what if that attempt was a success or failure? Here are how things would go about when something like this happens:

Tracing the Signatures

Many times, these incidents happen without even the victim knowing that he/she is being robbed. This can be very much related to corporates where the there is a lot of information stored in their data banks. One of the ways that corporates deal with these problems is by doing a cyber security audit, and if in the event they find they find that there has been some sort of attempt to hack in these data banks, the company generally hires an incident response company to trace the signatures and do the needful.

Possible Points of Entry

Once they trace the signatures, they look into exactly how the hacker tried to access the information. In other words, the specialists look into the many points of entry and determine where the weakest link is. Many times, these points of entry are in the virtual sphere, however, sometimes it could be in the physical realm where a person who shows themselves as an employee, is really working for a competitor. By working inside the corporate, these people could easily access the root files and understand the codes to crack the data vaults.

Further Investigations

It is natural that there would be further investigations even within the company. When something like this happens, and if it occurs in a big way the specialists would generally have a vetting process for the employees, so as to make sure they have been doing their job in good faith. This would be in the form of literally asking questions from the employees, checking cameras in the office, checking the employees’ computers in order to verify that they do not have anything suspicious.

Finding and Sentencing the Miscreant

Once the specialists do the needful, it is just a matter of time when they catch the miscreant. The miscreants are generally charged quite a hefty sentence in the form of some sort of compensation. This also includes jail time that could be for a number of years too. These are generally done in accordance to the laws of the particular countries that the miscreant in found guilty of doing the acts of hacking. Julian Assange is one such figure that can be seen going through this process.

In short, information and even money can be remotely hacked and taken control of in any part of the world, which could lead to many corporates and even countries to lose a lot of capital in some form. As a result, it is important that the cyber security implementation is at the top of the list for many corporates and countries.