malware attacksCyberattacks are offensive actions targeting personal computer devices, computer networks, infrastructures, and computer information systems using different methods to destroy, alter, or steal information or data systems.

  1. DoS and DDoS attacks

When your system resources faces a denial of service attack, it can’t respond to any service request. Meanwhile, a distributed denial of service attack is launched form different host machines that are infected with malicious software that’s controlled by a cybercriminal. TCP SYN flood attack, botnets, ping of death attacks, smurf attacks, and teardrop attacks are the most common types of DoS and DDoS attacks.

  1. Man in the Middle Attack

MitM attacks happen when a cybercriminal inserts itself between a server and the communications of a customer. The most common types of MitM attacks are session hijacking, IP spoofing, and Replay.



  1. Phishing and Spear Fishing Attacks

Phishing attacks involve sending emails that seem like they came from trusted sources with the objective of accessing personal data or luring users to do take action. It uses technical trickery and social engineering. It uses an attachment to an email that is infected with malware and tries to load it into your device. It may also be a link to an infected website that will trick you into handing over your confidential information or downloading malware to your computer.

Spear phishing attacks are more targeted type of phishing. Cybercriminals do their research into their targets and make messages that are relevant and personal. Spear phishing is hard to detect and difficult to defend against. Email spoofing is the simplest methods used by attackers to perform spear phishing. Website cloning is another method hackers use to trick you into providing your login credentials or personally identifiable information.

  1. Drive by Attacks

One of the most common methods to spread malware is a drive by attack. Hackers will search for insecure website and add an infected script into the PHP or HTTP code on one the pages. This script could install malware right into the computer of someone who will visit the website, or it may redirect the unususpecting victim to a website that is controlled by cyberciminals. This type of attack may happen if you visit a site or view a pop up window or email message. It does not depend on the user to do anything to trigger the attack. It can exploit an operating system, an app, or a web browser with security flaws because of lack or unsuccessful updates.

  1. Password Attacks

Password attacks are extremely common. Since passwords are the most widely used way to verify users to an information system, getting passwords is a very common but effective approach to attack. Access to the password of a person could be obtained by searching around an individual’s desk, using social engineering, or obtaining access to a database of password.

  1. SQL Injection

SQL injection has become a very common problem with websites that are data driven. It happens when a malefactor performs an SQL query to the information database through the input data from a client to the server. SQL commands will then be added into the data plane input to operate a predefined SQL commands. An SQL injection is successful if it can read confidential information from the database, change data in the database, perform admin operations, obtain the content of a file, and even give commands to the operating system.

  1. Malware Attacks

Malware is an unwanted software that’s installed in your device or system without your consent. It could attach itself to a code that’s legitimate and then propagate it. In a malware attack, the unwanted software can even lurk in applications that are useful or duplicate itself on the internet. The most common types of malware are macro viruses, polymorphic viruses, boot record or system infectors, file infectors, Trojans, stealth viruses, droppers, worms, logic bombs, and ransomware.

  1. Birthday Attacks

They are created against a hash algorithm that are utilized to authenticate the integrity of a digital signature, software, or message. It refers to the possibility of locating two random messages that create eh same MD or message digest when processed by the hash function. If a cybercriminal calculates the same MD for his message as user, he could safely change the message of the user with his and the recipient won’t notice the changes even if he tries to compare MD.

  1. Eavesdropping Attacks

It takes place by intercepting network traffic. It allows attackers to get passwords, financial information, and other sensitive data that a user may send over the network. Eavesdropping attacks can either be active or passive.

  1. Cross-site Scripting Attack

XSS attacks make use of 3rd party web resources to operate scripts in the scriptable application or web browser of a victim. The attacker will inject a payload that has malicious JavaScript into the database of a website. If the victim will request a page from the site, it will transmit the page, with the payload of the attacker as a part of the HTML body, to the browser of the victim, which triggers the malicious script.


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