3 Different Types of Cyber Attacks

Jan 20, 2021

The expanding role of tech in daily business operations makes companies more vulnerable than ever to cyberattacks. The World Economic Forum considers cyberattacks among the top global risks for companies.

Learn about the most common types of cyberattacks that any business could face, and contact IT professionals to protect your assets through cybersecurity.

1. Password attacks

Passwords are the most used mechanism to log in on devices, networks, apps, databases, etc. Thus, cybercriminals target passwords to gain access to personal or sensitive information, databases with clients, or other business data. The password attacks are done systematically through: brute-force password guessing (randomly trying out different passwords hoping that one will work), or dictionary attacks that compare encrypted passwords to a dictionary of commonly used passwords.

2. Malware attacks

Malware is unwanted and malicious software that is installed on your device or network without your consent. This includes viruses, Trojans, worms, ransomware, spyware, etc. Most often, malware retrieves information from your system, destroys data, or wreaks devices or your business network. Usually, malware is installed via phishing emails, but it can also lurk into useful apps, or be seen in “pop up” ads while browsing unsecured websites.

3. Phishing attacks

Phishing attacks are among the most common cybersecurity threats. Hackers could easily trick your employees into downloading malware or handing over sensitive information. A phishing attack happens through emails from a trusted-seeming source. It could include an attachment that, once opened, installs malware on the device, and it can quickly get into your whole network. It could also direct your employees to a copy of a legitimate website that fools people into entering personal or sensitive information.

Now that you are aware of the cybercriminals’ strategies, take the right steps to build the protection your business needs.

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