Some Common Channels of Data Leakage - The Hack Network

Data protection is vital in any organisation as loss of it will cost the company in various ways. In the UK, The Data Protection Act (DPA) later replaced in May 2018 by the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) was passed to control how organisations or government bodies use personal or customer information stored on a computer. Companies, both large and small, have to ensure that such data preservation is with high-level security software to keep them from unauthorised access and use by outsiders. 

People often ask what ways leakage of data can occur


There are many ways of leaking data. One of the most common ways of losing data is through attacks by cybercriminals. This kind of breach is the costliest of all because once a database is taken over by malicious hackers, a company will suffer the consequences both in reputation and monetary cost. Such attacks may happen in a company with very insecure networks or even through employees. A staff may involuntarily download a web app which contains virus through his/her web browser. The safest way for data leakage prevention will be ensuring that the network security of the company is only the very best and the most secure. TheHackNetwork comprises of a team of professionals with decades of experience who offer their expertise to suit a client’s particular request. It could include the recovery of your database from malicious attacks to testing your Network to determine vulnerabilities and weaknesses, recover data, or recommend the best security software that would prevent/block further malicious attacks.

Storage Devices

Another significant way of losing data is through portable data storing devices such as USB flash drives. The USB flash drive is a temporary mode of storage, and though its size is not more than a few inches, it has a substantial storage capability. Due to its small size, these devices are often difficult to keep safe, because they are easily misplaced. Some published surveys have shown that a high percentage of lost or stolen USB flash drives contain unsecured, highly confidential data and sensitive information such as personal information. Some USB devices do not have much built-in security measures and are insecure for storing and protecting personal data and other sensitive data. Also, by human error, accidentally deleted file/sensitive data may be hard to recover.


Employees of companies are another source of data leakage. They may knowingly or unknowingly leak information. They may send an unencrypted email to a wrong email address with sensitive data attached to it or may misplace their USB flash drive. However, employees can also dig out the desired data from the computer and can carry it out of the company in his/her USB flash drive. Rival companies or other competitors will pay a handsome amount to get such data. Confidential data of a company can benefit the rival a lot. The question then remains: how can a company control its employees’ actions to prevent such theft? Of course, by ensuring that the Network of the company is impenetrable.

TheHackNetwork are certified security experts both in Network and information security. They offer the best cybersecurity service through the recommendation and implementation of relevant software to prevent and curtail the loss of data by an employee or third party. 

The use of Data Security Software to prevent data breach has become necessary, and TheHackNetwork is the best security expert to recommend and implement the software for the overall well-being of the company and prevent malicious hacks. Their services also extend to an investigation, data analysis, and data recovery, online surveillance as it suits the client’s needs. 

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