Every hacker launches a cyber attack with a motive to gain heavy on a financial note. And in most cases cyber crooks prove successful in proving their superiority over the target network.
Security analysts suggest that attacks launched on businesses yield more to hackers and that’s obvious as data happens to be life-blood for them. Although cyber criminals are seen using numerous ways to orchestrate attacks, here are a few common methods to detail them-
Phishing– This has turned into a most common form attack on firms operating around the globe today. It is a form of social engineering attack where hackers are seen sending emails to businesses posing as genuine customers/clients to extract personal data that used for malevolent purposes on a later note.
Zero Day Attacks- These attacks are launched by criminals on network vulnerabilities and usually take place in-between the times of patch release to obtain maximum success.
BOT attacks- These attacks are automated and involve infected devices on a network to increase intensity of the attack on threat scale. Such attacks are launched usually with a motive to disrupt the services of a company or a service provider on a temporary of a permanent note. For instance Distributed Denial of Service attack aka DDoS attack stands as a perfect example to prove the point.
Malware- A malware attack is a kind of software attack launched on the digital assets of public and private companies. Virus, ransomware, spyware all constitute for a malware attack. Such attacks are launched by cyber crooks as soon as they find flaws in a network after which they install malicious software through phishing emails and then extort money to decrypt data, steal data or disrupt services in most cases.
Man in the middle attack– This is a cyber attack which helps hackers steal data of users infiltrating a network to tap the data flow. Usually, open Wi-Fi Networks lead to such attacks.
Businesses should remain isolated from such situations by enabling data backups for disaster recovery, monitoring their networks on an automated note for threat detection and educating their staff of what’s happening in the current cyber landscape and what should be done to keep their company assets safe and secure from hackers.