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Check your understanding of the impact of cyber attacks by answering these exam style questions ...

  1. How will a DoS attack have an impact on the users of the attacked website?

  2. They may be unable to access the website when the attack is happening

    They may be unable to access the website when the attack has finished.



  3. What is the difference between identify theft and identify fraud?

  4. Identity theft is when personal details are stolen and used to make a copy of someone

    Identify fraud is when the stolen details are used to commit fraud, for example taking a credit card out in the victim’s name.



  5. What is data destruction?

  6. When the data is destroyed by a cyber-security attacker and no longer exists.



  7. What is the difference between data manipulation and data modification?

  8. Data manipulation and modification both change data during a cyber-security attack. Data manipulation is usually found very quickly but data modification may not be found for some time. Data modification usually occurs on financial data.



  9. Give an example of the type of data that can be stolen during a cybersecurity attack.

  10. Passwords

    Personal details

    Financial data




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