Here comes the Santa with presents for children and happiness for everyone. But the grumpy Grinch is not happy with the smiling faces around him, celebrating the festivities of this Christmas. He has set evil designs to ruin the happy atmosphere and all your plans for the festive season.
If you think that your data is secured from the evil intentions of the Grinch, then you need to readdress your plans as he along with his miscreants of the tech world have been quite successfully playing tricks with the users’ personal and official computers and wreaking havoc with the data stored in them. The news might dampen your festive spirits – with the escalating number of data breach incidents, you may feel threatened.
The Grinch does not stir a leaf while making his move – he approaches quietly and stealthily, infiltrating your computer with malware, keylogger and spyware; and finding his way into your data. Under these circumstances, users’ personal data is the most vulnerable, which is easier to access and can be breached by hacking or through other traditional ways like snatching and misusing the user’s device.
Among your personal data, the Grinch is looking for some specific details, which will be worth his time and efforts – users’ payment card details, bank account numbers, and different credentials like passwords and the like in particular. However, this does not guarantee the safety of your official data, as even the corporate world has been severely hit. For further details about data breach in 2012, have a look at the given image.
"The Grinch who stole data" was illustrated to outline the data theft situation that plagued 2012. Mobistealth, the image creator, is a developer of employee monitoring software.