Archives for: October 2017

Digital data loss

Since data in digital format can be easily retrieved, manipulated, transmitted and stored, taking up far less space compared to paper records, increasing organizations of all sizes, individuals are storing their data in digital format. The digital data is stored on a variety of devices like computer laptop hard drives, pen drives, Compact discs, DVDs, memory cards, tape drives, external hard drives. However there are some risks involved in storing the data in digital format, it can easily get corrupted or lost due to viruses, accidental deletion or malicious hackers who are modifying the content of the memory device, especially hard disk out of hatred, greed.