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What Are the Different Types of Cyber Attacks and How Can You Prevent Them?

In this article we are going to learn different types of cyber attacks

What is a Cyber Attack?

According to Information Technology Security Magazine, a cyber attack is “a destructive attack designed to interrupt, deny or disrupt a target computer, network or information system.”

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The goal of cyber attackers is to cause damage or destruction.

Cyber attacks can be classified in two ways.

“Traditional cyber attacks” are the traditional way.

The cyber attackers usually look for technical vulnerabilities or are trying to access sensitive information, but, in the worst case, they are trying to make money out of the information.

Types of cyber attacks

  1. Malware. Malware is a type of application that can perform a variety of malicious tasks. …
  2. Phishing. …
  3. Man-in-the-middle attack (MITM) …
  4. Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack. …
  5. SQL injection. …
  6. Zero-day exploit. …
  7. DNS Tunnelling. …
  8. Business Email Compromise (BEC)
  9. cryptojacking
  10. Drive by attack
  11. Cross site scripting (XSS) attack
  12. Password attack
  13. Eavesdropping attack
  14. AI-Powered Attacks
  15. IoT-Based Attacks
  16. imperson attack
  17. Ransomware attack
  18. Email Bomber

Network DDoS: A type of DDoS attack is when a botnet (a group of compromised computer systems) tries to overwhelm a web server with traffic, sometimes by trying to overload the server’s CPU. Hackers use botnets for this kind of attack to gain control over a victim’s computer systems so they can use them for other purposes.

Emails phishing: Phishing attack involves sending out an email, posing as a legitimate company or authority, that is designed to trick a victim into giving away sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, private email addresses or credit card details. If a user clicks on the links in the emails they might even download malware onto their system.

How to protect yourself from cyber attacks?

  1. Keep your software and systems fully up to date. …
  2. Ensure Endpoint Protection. …
  3. Install a Firewall. …
  4. Backup your data. …
  5. Control access to your systems. …
  6. Wifi Security.
  7. use strong password
  8. Think before you click
  9. Train your staff
  10. Stay updated with technology
  11. Use a valid Antivirus

Ankush Gaikwad

Ankush Gaikwad  is the founder and CEO of  CYBRAIN INFOSEC, a Award winning cyber security and IT services company. Ankush is a Software engineer, Certified Ethical Hacker, Blogger, Author, Host , Web scam analyst, Gadget and Product Reviewer, Cyber Security Influencer and Security Researcher.

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