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Computer system threats come in many different forms. Some of the most common threats today are software attacks, theft of intellectual property, identity theft, theft of equipment or information, sabotage, and information extortion. Most people have experienced software attacks of some sort. Viruses, worms, phishing attacks, and Trojan horses are a few common examples of software attacks. The theft of intellectual property has also been an extensive issue for many businesses in the IT field. Intellectual property is the ownership of property usually consisting of some form of protection. Theft of software is probably the most common in IT businesses today. Identity theft is the attempt to act as someone else usually to obtain that person’s personal information or to take advantage of their access to vital information. Theft of equipment or information is becoming more prevalent today due to the fact that most devices today are mobile. Cell phones are prone to theft and have also become far more desirable as the amount of data capacity increases. Sabotage usually consists of the destruction of an organization′s website in an attempt to cause loss of confidence to its customers. Information extortion consists of theft of a company′s property or information as an attempt to receive a payment in exchange for returning the information or property back to its owner. There are many ways to help protect yourself from some of these attacks but one of the most functional precautions is user carefulness.

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The country's intelligence agency has aligned its resources to focus on the growing threat of cyber espionage targeting 'a range' of Australian interests.
Hundreds of millions of dollars stolen from banks via an sophisticated attack that blended cyber and physical elements.
Update from container security startup includes enhanced detection rules to help identify different types of container attacks.
The update from the container security startup includes enhanced detection rules to help identify different types of container attacks.
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F-35 Joint Program Office acknowledges breach, says no classified data was stolen.