A-Z Glossary of Information Security and Social Engineering Terms

Business Process Compromise (BPC)

Business Process Compromise (BPC)

A form of attack where business processes or their underlying systems have been manipulated by an attacker. For example, starting from 2011, the Belgian port of Antwerp was infiltrated by hackers acting on behalf of drug traffickers. Shipping containers were disappearing off their computer systems for no apparent reason. It took the port authority almost two years to discover that hackers were “inside” their IT systems manipulating them. BPC causes financial loss and can severely disrupt operations.

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