14 Types Of Cyber Attacks to Take Notice of



14 Types Of Cyber Attacks to Take Notice of
Cyber Terrorists are constantly looking for victims. They are refining new tools to break down computer security systems to their attacks.
Here are the top 14 types of cyber-attacks you need to look out for.

  1. MAN IN THE MIDDLE (MITM) ATTACK

Cyber terrorists carry out these types of cyberattacks through different ways Including

  • Hijacking 
  • Active Eavesdropping 
  • Ip Spoofing 
  • Replay.
the common solution of the man in the middle attacks is encryption, tamper detection and authentication of digital certificates.

    2.PHISHING AND SPEAR - PHISHING ATTACKS

A phishing attack is where cyber-terrorism attackers send you a fraudulent email with clickable links. These attackers aim to steam your personal & finance information. Cyber - terrorists also use these types of cyber attack to install malicious codes on your computer.

    3.DRIVE-BY ATTACK

Cyber terrorist frequently uses drive-by attack to spread malware. They target insecure websites. Once they found their potential victims, they inject a malicious script into either the Http or PHP code of the website page. This script directly compromised the computer network of the site visitors.

    4.BOTNET ATTACKS


A botnet is a collection of system networks which attacker have injected malware. Cyber terrorist commonly makes use of these infected systems with malware to carry out a Distributed Denial of Service Attack.it frequently difficult to spot attacks because the system used in the attacks are scatted worldwide.

    5.SOCIAL ENGINEERING ATTACKS

Cybercriminal uses social engineering to access personal data of victims. They also used these types of attacks for Hijacking Accounts, Character or Identity Impersonation or to perform unauthentic payments and more.

    6.SQL INJECTION ATTACK

An SQL injection cyber terrorism attack happens when the cyber-terrorist inject malicious code in an SQL server. This injection attack tricks the serve to divulge information it doesn't usually disclose. This cyber-threat cloud occurs when the fraudster merely submits a malicious script into a susceptible website search box.

    7.MALWARE ATTACKS


This is an umbrella term for different types of cyber-attacks that use malicious software to compromised computer security.

How to prevent malware Attacks

  • use good antivirus software
  • Be alert when unknown sources open emails
  • avoid clicking on malicious pop-ups and your firewall up to date.

    8.CROSS-SITE SCRIPTING (XSS) ATTACK

This type of cyber attacks makes use of the third-party website to inject malicious javascript codes into the target's web browser.XSS attacks can also be utilized for capturing a screenshot, discovering and collecting network information and gain remote access and control over the victim's computer network.


    9.PASSWORD ATTACK


Cyber terrorist leverage on password authentication mechanism to gain access to user's information. This password attacks  can take several forms ;

  • Brute force

It's used by internet fraudster to guess your password. They commonly do this with advance programs which help decipher password based on certain factors. 

  • The Dictionary Attacks

Occurs when cybercriminals make used of dictionary common passwords to guess target's password. A successful attempt compromises the victim's computer security.

  • Key Logger Attack

Cybercriminals make use of programs that can capture keystrokes to get your passwords and sign in IDs. This can affect any individual who logs into a computer network or web portals with a username and password.


    10.THE DENIAL OF SERVICE ( DOS ) ATTACK

It's one of the most widespread types of cyber-attacks which is done by making a resource unavailable to the user. However, you can easily spot these types of cyberattacks with analytical tools.
These tools will help you research the growth of odd traffic. Moreover, you can also prevent these threats by keeping your network security systems up to date.

    11.THE DISTRIBUTED DENIAL OF SERVICE (DDOS) ATTACK


These attacks occur when many compromised network devices all over the world flood the bandwidth of the target system. Dos and DDoS attack can occur through the session ;
  • hijacking 
  • TCP SYN flood attack
  • teardrop attack
  • smurf attack
  •  ping of death attack and botnets.

    12.CRYPTOJACKING ATTACKS


It targets the bandwidth of users computer and processing power to mine cryptocurrency.
This cyber-attacker break into an authentic site and at the same time break into their visitor's network systems.

    13.THE CRYPTO MINING MALWARE ATTACKS 

It attacks and also targets crypto miners and exchange and hijacks their computer processing power. The worst part is an entire hijack of the computing capacity of this form of cyber attack.

    14.EAVESDROPPING ATTACK

It occurs when attackers intercept user's network traffic. This type of cyber attack enables cyber-terrorists to perform cyber terrorism acts like accessing a user's password and other personal and financial information. The best protection of this attack is knowing what devices are connected to a network and what software is installed of those devices.

Cyber-attackers tend to strengthen their offensive tactics. A holistic defence mechanism starts with discovering the different types of cyberattacks. When you know the potential threats you can face as a business, you can take the required steps to prevent or eliminate them 

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