Here are the top 10 types of cyber attacks that are created by hackers. To keep up to date with cyber security news find out more check out National Security News.
Malware is a type of software that is designed to harm or disrupt a computer system. Malware can be used to spy on users, steal data, or damage files. Malware is often spread through email attachments or downloads from untrustworthy websites.
Phishing is a type of cyber attack that uses fraudulent emails or websites to trick users into revealing personal information such as passwords or credit card numbers. Hackers often impersonate a trusted brand or individual to gain the victim’s trust.
A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is a type of cyber attack that overloads a website or server with requests, resulting in the site being unavailable to users. DDoS attacks are often used to take down websites or disrupt online services.
A man-in-the-middle attack is a type of cyber attack where a hacker intercepts communication between two parties. The hacker can then eavesdrop on the conversation or even change the communication to trick one or both parties.
SQL Injection Attacks
SQL injection is a type of cyber attack that exploits vulnerabilities in a website’s database. Hackers can use SQL injection to insert malicious code into the database that can be used to steal data or damage files.
Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Attacks
Cross-site scripting (XSS) is a type of cyber attack that injects malicious code into a web page. The code is then executed by the victim’s browser, resulting in the execution of the attacker’s code.
A password attack is a type of cyber attack that attempts to guess or brute force a user’s password. Password attacks can be used to gain access to a user’s account or to encrypted data.
Zero Day Attack
A zero day attack is a type of cyber attack that exploits a previously unknown vulnerability. Zero day attacks can be used to take over systems or steal data.
Cryptojacking is a type of cyber attack that uses a victim’s computing power to mine cryptocurrency. Cryptojacking can slow down a victim’s computer and use up their battery.
IoT attacks are a type of cyber attack that targets devices connected to the internet, such as smart TVs or home security cameras. IoT attacks can be used to gain access to a victim’s network or to steal data.