Cyber vandalism definition
Destructive cyberattacks without any obvious profit or ideological motive. Cyber vandals can deface websites, disrupt a company’s services, or delete databases.
Real cyber vandalism examples
2016: in the middle of the 2016 US presidential election, Donald Trump’s Wikipedia page was defaced several times by cyber vandals.
2016-2022: Activision-Blizzard had to deal with frequent DDoS attacks that made it hard to play many of its online-only games.
Stopping cyber vandalism
- Don’t click suspicious links or attachments
- Keep backups of websites and databases
- Manufacturing prospects
- Train employees to rapidly restore defaced content
- Invest in anti-DDoS measures, such as a VPN