Cyber Security Attacks You Need To Know About

June 9, 2022

Cyber Security Attacks You Need To Know About

Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting information technology assets from outside attacks, such as hacking, phishing, and malware. It also includes anticipating risks to information security as well as managing security in an organization. Every large-scale organization takes services from a cyber security company these days due to security attacks.

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Cyber attacks can take many forms. It could be a virus that spreads from one computer to another, or it could be an action taken by hackers trying to penetrate government and corporate networks. Most cyber-attacks are done by sophisticated criminals who may use fake websites or links as part of their deception.

Malware

If you’ve seen antivirus alerts pop up on your screen, or if you have accidentally clicked on a malicious email attachment, you’ve addressed malware. Attackers use malware to build a foothold on users’ computers.

“Malware” refers to various forms of malicious software, such as viruses and ransomware. Malware can infiltrate a computer and cause all sorts of disruptions, from controlling the computer, monitoring actions and keystrokes to silently sending all sorts of sensitive data from the computer or network to the attacker’s home base.

Attackers use a variety of methods to infiltrate a computer with malware, but users often take action to install malware. This includes clicking a link to download a file or opening an attachment that looks harmless but hides the malware installer (such as a Word document or PDF attachment).

Phishing

Phishing attacks are one of the most common types of cyber attacks. This is a type of social engineering attack in which an attacker pretends to be a trusted contact and sends a fake email to the victim.

The victim opens the email and clicks on a malicious link or opens the email attachment. This gives the attacker access to sensitive information and account credentials. Malware can also be installed through phishing attacks.

SQL Injection

SQL (pronounced “sequel”) stands for Structured Query Language. This is a programming language used to communicate with databases. Many servers that store important data for websites and services use SQL to manage the data in the database. An SQL injection attack works by exploiting any one of the known SQL vulnerabilities that allow the SQL server to run malicious code.

SQL injection attacks specifically target this type of server and use malicious code to trick the server into exposing information that is not normally exposed. This is especially problematic if the server stores personal customer information from websites such as credit card numbers, usernames and password (credentials), or other personal information that presents attractive and profitable targets for attackers.

Distributed Denial Of Service

If your website is flooded with more traffic than it was built to handle, you’ll overload the website’s server. This makes it impossible for a website to serve that content to visitors who try to access it. However, in many cases, this type of traffic overload is malicious. An attacker floods a website with an overwhelming amount of traffic and essentially shuts down the website for all users.

This attack scenario is known as a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS). This type of attack can be even more difficult to defeat as attackers appear from many different IP addresses around the world at the same time, making it even more difficult for network administrators to identify the source of the attack.

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Man In The Middle Attack

Man in the Middle Attack (MITM) also known as a sniffing attack. In this attack, the attacker breaks in during the communication between the two. The attacker then hijacks a session between the client and the host. The hackers then steal and manipulate data.

Cryptojacking

The term cryptojacking is closely related to cryptocurrencies. Cryptojacking occurs when an attacker accesses someone else’s computer to mine cryptocurrencies.

A hacker accesses the website by infecting it or trick the victim into clicking on a malicious link. He can also use online advertising with JavaScript code. Victims are unaware of this because the Crypto mining code works in the background. They can only see a delayed execution sign.

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