Have you heard the latest news? On February 2014, SFI also known as Strong Future International had been hacked and cyber crook made away with thousands of credit card information of its customers and affiliates. This incident provides yet another reminder that you must never be complacent about our computer security.
In the early days, such action were almost unheard off and they were more likely to be pranks or intimidation. However, today’s cyber crooks are doing it more for monetary gain or sabotage and it can even be deem as a terrorist act. Cyber security has become a topic that no organization or financial institution can afford to ignore. Even industries involved with Industrial Controls were not spared ( the Stuxnet incident ).
Majority of business transactions today are conducted online using computers as well as mobile devices. Because of such activities, the rise of internet crimes seems endless. With the emergence of computer malware such as Viruses, Worms, Spyware/Adware, Trojans and many others we are constantly placing ourselves at risk by going online or surfing the web.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover." - - Mark Twain