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how criminals monetize
H4CKED computer
they could steal
Your money [HIGH]
  • Bank account
  • Paypal account
  • Credit card details
  • Bitcoin wallet
they could exfiltrate
Intellectual property [HIGH]
  • Crown jewels
  • Code and related assets
  • Sensitive business details
  • Corporate emails and contacts
they could sell
Account credentials [HIGH]
  • Gmail
  • Github
  • AWS console
  • SSH keys
  • WordPress
  • VPN certificates
they could demand
Ransom [MEDIUM]
  • Crypto ransomware
  • Webcam image extortion
  • Account ransom
they could steal
Virtual stuff [MEDIUM]
  • Online gaming characters
  • Virtual goods & currency
  • Licence keys
they could build
Botnet [LOW]
  • DDoS zombie
  • Anonymization proxy
  • CAPTCHA solver
  • Bitcoin miner
  • Spam server
  • Phishing site
they could destroy
Reputation [LOW]
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin
  • Google+
Next time someone asks why criminals might want to hack his/her PC, show this.
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