- Category: Feature
- Published on 2012-12-03
- Written by Godfrey Budd
Hackers are stealing trade secrets, proprietary technologies, business strategies
The exploitation of computer networks for espionage and other hostile activities is a growing menace to businesses and governments in North America. Commonly called cyber attacks, these electronic intrusions typically rely on one or two of several types of malicious software known as malware—including viruses, worms, Trojans, bots, back doors—to steal information or money, destroy data or commit acts of sabotage like disabling systems and networks.