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Server hacking

Server hacking is the deliberate targeting and unauthorised modification of a specific server. It is usually committed by people illegally accessing the server, but can also be committed by people with lawful access to the server as well.

Server hacking is the deliberate targeting and unauthorised modification of a specific server. This is where a person illegally accesses a server, even those with permission to access.

Server hacking attacks are usually aimed at business websites or databases. This is to access, steal or delete personal or financial information, as well as intellectual property.

Some hacking attacks have resulted in large scale spam messaging to business contacts. Others have attempted to divert payments from clients to alternative bank accounts.

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