Various Types of Cyber Security Attacks and Threats
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Various Types of Cyber Security Attacks and Threats

By CIOReview | Friday, August 5, 2022

Enterprises are easily attacked by criminal organizations, state actors, and private individuals.

FREMONT, CA: The risk of being hacked is not just limited to the direct threat to the confidential data companies need to operate. A company's relationship with its customers can also be destroyed; as can its legal standing in the court, and even result in losing customers. The dangers of cybercrime are becoming more prominent as new technology is developed, from self-driving cars to internet-enabled home security systems. Organizations, businesses, and industries are concerned about protecting confidential information. The entire business model of a company is destroyed if the company's databases are breached, and there is no control over customer data.

Malware

There is a wide variety of malware, or malicious software, which are intrusive programs devised by cybercriminals. These programs are designed to steal data or to damage and destroy computers and computer systems. It is well known that malware can exfiltrate huge amounts of data from a computer. Viruses, worms, trojans, spyware, adware, and ransomware are examples of malware commonly found on computers.

Phishing

A phishing attack is a fraud in which a rogue or malicious individual sends fraudulent communications to an individual that appears to be a reputable source. An email or a phone call is usually used to conduct this type of communication. An attack of this kind aims to steal sensitive information, such as financial or login information, or install malware on the target's computer.

Ransomware

A ransomware attack is designed to encrypt files on a target device, making them unusable and rendering the systems on which they rely unusable as a result. It is common practice for actors to demand a ransom in exchange for decrypting a system after it has been encrypted.

Viruses

Viruses are harmful programs designed to spread from one computer to another, as well as from connected devices to other computers. The purpose of a virus is to allow the attacker to gain access to the infected computer systems by gaining access to them. The majority of viruses pretend to be legitimate applications. Still, when installed on a system, they can cause damage to it, steal data, interrupt services, and download even more malware into it.