Usually, the term “data breach” means a security incident with a severe negative impact. Such impacts include data deletion, identity theft, trade secrets exposure, and, of course, the financial and reputational damage that follows.
There’s no consensus on how to classify different types of data breaches. We prefer to divide them into two sub-categories — by target and breach method.
Users can download viruses and spyware on phishing websites – URLs disguised as legitimate platforms.
After infiltrating your system, a hacker could modify system files to weaken your security further. Consequently, a massive amount of changes to critical files warrants immediate follow-up investigation.