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A cyber hacker’s toolkit: exploitation

The simulation is set up in a mock environment to show you what happens once hackers have found a vulnerability.

Once a weakness is found, it can be exploited.

In this video, Dr Nick Patterson continues to demonstrate the back-end mechanics of an attack such as the Panama Papers hack.

The simulation is set up in a mock environment to mimic what might have happened in this case and will show you what happens once hackers have found a vulnerability and how they can use that to access your information. The use of these tools and techniques to access web servers you do not control is of course illegal and this video shows a part of the process as an educational tool to help you think more carefully about guarding your systems.

Your task

Watch the video and share your observations about how hackers can exploit weaknesses in your security.

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