It is bad news all around for many South Africans, as Internet security firm Rapid7 has released its list of top 10 countries that are most vulnerable to hacking attacks. According to a report in The Guardian, these rankings were put together using a proprietary Rapid7 Project Sonar System that scans public-facing IP addresses to find out if their server “front doors” are wide open. The countries on the list are surprising to say the least and include:
- Hong Kong
- Dominican Republic
- South Africa
What is hacking?
The term “hacker” was originally used to describe a skilled programmer who was proficient in coding and the creation of computer operating systems. This was because they were always hacking on an unsatisfactory system to solve problems or even engage in software espionage by interpreting a competitor’s code. Today however the term has come to denote a person that has become an expert at accessing password-protected computers, files, servers and networks.
MacroLan is Here to Help YOU!
Thankfully we at MacroLan have a long history as a safe and reliable internet service provider, and would like you to contact us to discuss the safekeeping of your data and the protection of your computer network. If you have any doubt about the security of the servers that you currently use, don’t hesitate to call us on 0861 855 855 today.