In recent years, many organizations have experienced cyber attacks. Every day the criminal hackers try a different strategy to hack the system. Some hackers hack the system to retrieve confidential information and other criminal hackers for ransom fee to pay. The hacking depends on what the criminal hackers want some time it’s for personal gain and others do it for money. Hacking the system is the criminal offense and if caught you will land up in a big trouble.
Common types of cyber attack
Take a look at some of the common types of cyber security attacks
- Phishing Attacks: one of the most cyber-attacks is the phishing attack, increase use of email by almost every person for personal reason or professional has caused the phishing attacks. Everyday mails are been send to different recipients that contains crucial information. The information may contain the passwords, username, address, images, and bank details. The hacker will perform a data breach with sensitive information. It’s very difficult to identify the phishing email, the email is sent by the attacker, that appears to be from a know or trusted person, allowing the recipients to visit an unknown and malicious website. Once the site is opened, the malicious malware will be installed on your system. Spear phishing is the most common cyber attack. The senior management and account owner is the main target of spear phishing.
- SQL Injection Attack: SQL stands for the structured query language. It is a programming language that stores huge amount of data as a database. It communicates with the database to retrieve important data from the system. Most of the servers stores important data for websites and other services, they use SQL to store data in the database. The SQL injection attack is only meant for the servers who make use of SQL. With the help of malicious code, they enter the server and retrieves the sensitive information such as credit card number, username, password, bank account number and many other from the websites.
- Ransomware: As the name indicates it demands ransom fee to be paid once the software is installed on the computer. Ransomware is malicious software. This malware is very common and the NHS data breach was due to this software.
- Spyware Threats: spyware is a program that monitors your online activities no matter what you do? Or installs a program on the system without the administrator concern, to gain access to personal or professional information in order to earn a profit. Make sure your system is installed with internet security solution in order to combat spyware threats.
To safeguard your system from all malicious cyber attacks by installing the trusted antivirus software.