Cyber attacks – Vulnerabilities

Last year (2021) there were over 1200 security incidents discovered, and the total amount of breached records were over 5,000,000,000, that means an increase of 10% compared with 2020.

There are many businesses that don’t take this seriously, saying things like „they won’t attack us, they’ll target the bigger businesses that make more money.” This ought to be the top priority for every organization to adopt.

From a business standpoint, your reputation can also be at risk if a virus reveals private customer information or sends unsolicited emails to your contacts in an effort to propagate the virus.


Cyber Atack types

There are a variety of cyber attackers out there but here are a few of them:

Phishing attack – Attacker poses as a reliable contact to send the victim phony emails. When you, the victim open the email, he or she clicks on the malicious link or opens the attachment. As a result, attackers gain access to sensitive information and account credentials.

Malware attack – This is a type of cyberattack that is quite common. Malware is a term that refers to malicious software viruses such as adware, ransomware,  spyware, trojans.

Password attack – It is a type of attack in which a hacker cracks your password using various password cracking programs and tools such as Aircrack, Cain, Abel, John the Ripper, Hashcat, and so on. Password attacks can be classified as brute force, dictionary, or keylogger.

To prevent this follow advice from previous blog:

SQL Injection Attack – When a hacker manipulates a standard SQL query on a database-driven website, a Structured Query Language (SQL) injection attack occurs. It is carried out by injecting malicious code into a vulnerable website search box, causing the server to reveal sensitive information.

Man in the middle Attack – is a type of cyber-attack in which a malicious individual introduces a user to some kind of meeting between two parties, manipulates both parties, and gains access to the data that the two people were attempting to deliver to each other. A man-in-the-middle attack also enables a malicious attacker to hack the transmission of data intended for someone else and not supposed to be sent at all, without any kind of participant recognizing it until it’s too late.

DOS Attack (Denial of Service) – is a cyberattack on hardware, computer systems, or other network resources that prohibits authorized users from using the resources and services they expect to have access to. Typically, this is done by saturating the targeted host or network with traffic until it becomes unresponsive or fails. DoS attacks can cost businesses time and money while their resources and services are unavailable. They can last anywhere from a few hours to many months.

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