What is a Cyberattack? – most common types

Cyberthreats or cyberattacks are becoming more frequent. It is crucial to know the types of cyberattacks to be prepared to guard against them. Some cyberattacks are Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), phishing, ransomware and social engineering.

Today’s article will present the most common types of cyberattacks and how you should protect against them.

How good security practices can help you save your company and yourself

In the past, security practices were not as stringent. With current cyber threats and changing technologies, companies must now focus on their security practices. We have to be vigilant about everything from passwords to social media accounts.

Several things must be done to protect one’s company and oneself. Firstly, a company’s leadership needs to know how security breaches can happen and how to mitigate them.

Secondly, employees should clearly understand what is considered acceptable behaviour with technology in the workplace. Thirdly, companies should ensure their data is stored safely and securely in an encrypted database with limited access privileges for employees only.

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Types of cyberattacks and the standard solutions to deal with them

Cyberattacks are becoming a considerable threat to businesses, from large corporations to small companies. To protect themselves against cyberattacks, many companies have been adopting new security measures and implementing best practices to reduce the likelihood of an attack. New types of cyberattacks are being reported every day.

1) Phishing attack

Phishing is a form of social engineering where the attacker tries to get the victim to click on a link or download an attachment. The victim will then be required to submit personal information such as passwords and credit card details, which the hacker will subsequently exploit to steal money.

The best way for a company to protect itself against phishing attacks is by training employees on how to avoid them – even if it’s just by clicking on something other than what’s displayed in an email message.

2) Malware attacks – how they work and what you should do to protect yourself

Malware is a type of malicious software installed on your computer or mobile device without your knowledge. Malware includes programs such as worms, trojan horses, and spyware.

Malware can be installed on your computer in several different ways:

• Downloading free software from the internet and clicking through the installation process without reading it

• Opening an email attachment that contains a virus or malware

• Clicking on an internet advertisement that automatically installs malware on your device 

3) Business Email Compromise (BEC) attack

A business email compromise is a type of cyber-attack where an attacker tricks a business’s employees into revealing sensitive information.

The attacker typically begins by sending a fake email to the company’s employees that look like an official message from the CEO. Once employees click on it, they are asked for their credentials and then tricked into giving away a password. The attack can be challenging to detect because the attacker usually pretends to be someone else to access sensitive information.

4) DNS tunnelling attack

DNS Tunnelling is a technique hackers use to intercept data and replace it with their own. This can be done in many ways, such as hijacking DNS requests and returning the IP address of the destination server.

Hackers have used this approach to acquire sensitive data from businesses or individuals for blackmail or other nefarious purposes.

DNS tunnelling can be used for a variety of applications, including:

-hiding the identity of a website

-redirecting restricted content in a way that makes it accessible

-obtaining access to content that is typically blocked by geographical restrictions

-bypassing censorship by accessing sites that are blocked or banned in certain regions

5) SQL injection attack

SQL injection is a form of code injection attack. The vulnerable program executes the injected code instead of the intended safe query, often with unintended side effects. This vulnerability may occur in any string included in the SQL command to be executed, including parameters or other lines generated by the programmer or user and passed to the system as part of an input stream.

When writing secure SQL code, there are many things to consider, but the most important thing is to use parameterized queries. This way, you won’t have to worry about SQL injection attacks.

You should also make sure that the database has access only to the resources it needs. To do this, you can use permissions or create databases with different access levels.

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