Anatomy of a Hacker Attack
Phase 5 - Stealing or Modifying Information
To steal or somehow modify information is probably the primary
goal of the hacker. There are also instances of hooliganism, but they are less
common. A professional hacker will probably have a goal other than destruction.
Sometimes, he will break in to one network only to use it as a base from which
to attack his next target, but sooner or later he will want something.
With the right privileges and ample information about the
target, stealing information is usually a piece of cake.
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