7 Types of Cyber Security Threats

7 types of Cyber Security Threats

  1.   Malware • Block access (ransomware) • Install harmful software • covertly obtain information (spyware) • making the system inoperable 
  2.   Emotet  • continues to be the most costly and destructive malware 
  3.   Denial of Service (DoS) is a type of cyber attack that makes a computer or network not respond to request.  A distributed DoS (DDoS) does the same thing as it attacks the network. Cyber attackers use the down time that a network is disabled to launch other attacks.  Botnets aka zombie systems, target and overwhelm the system. Botnets are based in various locations around the globe and hard to trace. 
  4.   Man in the Middle (MITM) – hackers insert themselves into a two-party transaction, interrupting the traffic , they can steal data and filter. They mostly occur when a using unsecured public Wi-Fi. They can install software and use your data maliciously.
  5.   Phishing •phishing attacks use an email, to trick you into opening and carry out the instructions inside like perhaps providing them your credit card info. 
  6.   SQL Injection • Structure Query Language (SQL) injection is a type of cyber attack that results from inserting malicious code into a server that uses SQL.  Once infected, the servers releases information, malicious code as entering it into a vulnerable website.
  7.   Password Attacks• Social engineering is a type of password attack that Data Insider defines as “a strategy cyber attackers use that relies on human interaction and involves tricking people into breaking standard practices.” 

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