Fire, Flooding and Lightning are major causes of hardware failure which can result in total loss of data.
A type of malicious software from crypto-virology that threatens to publish the victim's data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid.
Laptop theft is a significant threat to users of laptop and netbook computers. Many methods to protect the data and to prevent theft have been developed, including alarms, laptop locks, and visual deterrents such as stickers or labels
A hardware problem is classified as a fault in an actual component (e.g. electrical failure) - or in the configuration of that component.