The web is a powerful tool that is frequently used by many businesses to operate. Amazon is one of them, they rely purely on their website to operate, therefore its important protection for their website is crucial . Website security has improved over the last few years so it’s harder for websites to get hacked but it still happens for example TalkTalk’s website was hacked which led to thousands of customer’s losing personal information such as phone number,names and addresses. Thanks to this breach in security some TalkTalk customers have been receiving emails and phone calls from scammers claiming to be from TalkTalk . TalkTalk made a statement saying that they are no sure whether customer’s bank details have been stolen and has advised customers to keep an eye out on any suspicious transactions and should contact their bank immediately if any occur. This breach in security has severely affected TalkTalk in terms of customer’s opinion of the company, if customer’s don’t feel that their personal information is being protected by a company they will probably leave and take their business elsewhere .In 1998 Lincoln D Stein published a book called web security and in this book he stated that ” Web security is different things to different people. For some people it’s the ability to browse the web in peace,knowing that no one is looking over their shoulders. For others it’s the ability to conduct the financial and commercial activities safely”
The reason hackers go after companies like TalkTalk is because they have access to a huge storage of data and within this data are customer’s personal information which allows hackers to have a large pool of potential victims to scams .With access to personal information like names, phone numbers, addresses and post codes , hackers have enough information to run some elaborate scams that can con people thousands of pounds without the person even knowing .Hackers usually target companies who’s website they believe will have weak security and make it easier for them to get into , Website security is always improving as companies know that is crucial for them to protect their website from any threats , as website security improves so does the software that is designed to get into these websites. Not all hackers target a company for finical reasons some do it for political or social reasons for example Blackberry’s Website was hacked because they were thinking of aiding police after the riots in London , the hackers who were responsible for the hack stated to blackberry “You Will _NOT_ assist the UK Police because if u do innocent members of the public who were at the wrong place at the wrong time and owned a blackberry will get charged for no reason at all”
Website Security is important for modern businesses because without sufficient website security a company may find their website constantly being targeted by hackers which could have a serious impact on the company’s future especially if the company is a online business such as amazon or ebay who rely purely on their website for their business .
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Lincoln D Stein Web Security 1998
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