by a third party who is not legally allowed to access information or tamper

By a third party who is not legally allowed to access

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by a third party who is not legally allowed to access information or tamper with the information system of an organization or an individual. Organizations and individuals should therefore be aware of various ways through which
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their information systems may be prone to unauthorized access and influence. Internet crime has been on the rise due to increasing computer literacy in most parts of the world. Though internet crime takes many shapes, the most common cases involve hacking, tracking, malware infection, and spying (Stalans, & Finn, 2016). In one of my previous place of work, we experienced a particular incidence of internet crime. The head of the IT department detected some changes made into a file containing some of the most sensitive information of our organization. The department head informed the management about the case, and investigations on what happened were launched. After the investigation, it was found that the criminal was a former IT head who had been fired before. It was due to the omission of the IT department and the management because they had forgotten to change passwords and lock employees account after termination. Had they practiced usual practice of locking employee accounts and changing systems passwords, this incidence could have been avoided.
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