Book Image

An Ethical Guide to Cyber Anonymity

By : Kushantha Gunawardana
Book Image

An Ethical Guide to Cyber Anonymity

By: Kushantha Gunawardana

Overview of this book

As the world becomes more connected through the web, new data collection innovations have opened up more ways to compromise privacy. Your actions on the web are being tracked, information is being stored, and your identity could be stolen. However, there are ways to use the web without risking your privacy. This book will take you on a journey to become invisible and anonymous while using the web. You will start the book by understanding what anonymity is and why it is important. After understanding the objective of cyber anonymity, you will learn to maintain anonymity and perform tasks without disclosing your information. Then, you’ll learn how to configure tools and understand the architectural components of cybereconomy. Finally, you will learn to be safe during intentional and unintentional internet access by taking relevant precautions. By the end of this book, you will be able to work with the internet and internet-connected devices safely by maintaining cyber anonymity.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Part 1: The Basics of Privacy and Cyber Anonymity
Part 2: Methods and Artifacts That Attackers and Competitors Can Collect from You
Part 3: Concepts and Maintaining Cyber Anonymity

Ways That Attackers Use Your Data

The constant data breaches reported around the globe have become common news in today’s world. Many hackers and hacker communities keep on compromising systems to steal data. These data breaches range from personal-level data breaches to enterprise-level, damaging companies’ economies and reputations. Often, attackers use stolen data to commit more crimes or as entry points to attack other companies.

When it comes to concentrating on data privacy in cyberspace, it is important to understand the ways that attackers use stolen data after data breaches.

In this chapter, we will be focusing on the following:

  • Impersonation and identity theft
  • Technical, procedural, and physical access
  • Technical controls
  • Procedural controls
  • Physical controls
  • Creating vulnerabilities to compromise systems
  • Increasing the attack surface using sensitive data

Once privacy is compromised, attackers will have your data and...