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Different Types Of Cyber Attacks You Need To Know
According to a common thread, cybercriminals may attempt to exploit vulnerabilities inside an organization's security protocols, methods, or technology.
Fremont, CA: Cybercrime rises dramatically as attackers become more efficient and sophisticated every year. Cyber attacks can occur for a variety of reasons and in a variety of formats. However, according to a common thread, cybercriminals may exploit vulnerabilities inside an organization's security protocols, methods, or technology.
Whereas an attacker can access an IT system in various methods, the majority of cyber-attacks use the same techniques. Among the most prevalent kinds of cyber attacks are listed below.
Malware is a sort of software that can carry out a range of destructive functions. Some malware strains get aimed to gain prolonged network access, while others get designed to spy on the user in obtaining credentials or other useful information. Still, others are just bound to provoke disruption.
· Man-in-the-middle attack (MITM)
MITM refers to when an attacker intercepts a conversation between two parties in order to spy on the victims, steal personal details or credentials, or otherwise change the discourse.
· Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack
A DDoS assault occurs when an attacker assaults a target server with excessive traffic in the hopes of disrupting, if not wholly shutting it down. Unlike classic denial-of-service assaults, which are detectable and reasonable by most modern firewalls, a DDoS attack can implement numerous compromised devices to flood the target with traffic.
· Zero-day exploit
A zero-day exploit occurs when cybercriminals learn of a vulnerability in popular software operating systems and applications and then target enterprises that use the software to exploit weaknesses until a remedy is released.
Cryptojacking is when hackers access a user's computer or device and use it to mine cryptocurrency like Bitcoin. Although cryptojacking is less well-known than other network attacks, this should not get overlooked.
When it comes to this form of assault, organizations don't have a lot of visibility, which means a hacker may be mining cryptocurrencies using valuable network resources without the organization's knowledge.