Published on September 27, 2020
Slide1: CYBER ATTACKS: TYPES AND HOW TO PREVENT ATTACKS! Let’s open our eyes and face reality- we like in a world that is run by technology; it’s the digital age. Our personal lives, professional lives, and finances- everything gravitates towards the world of the internet, cellular computing, and digital media. Sadly, this phenomenon has made us more vulnerable to malicious attacks, data invasions, privacy breaches, phishing scams, and other such frauds. This makes cybersecurity a crucial component of a secure and well-structured digital world. It safeguards us from hackers, cybercriminals, and other fraudulent individuals. But how do you ensure cybersecurity? Why is there a need for cybersecurity, what kind of threats are out there, what are the best cybersecurity measures, and how do you be safe when using the internet? Well, we are here to delve into these important questions. C R E A T E D B Y I G N I T E C CYBERSECURITY IS VITAL According to a study, cyber crimes have cost the world nearly $2 trillion in the year 2019, and it is predicted that the damages would hit $6 trillion by 2021. This indicates that about $10billion will be utilized by the year 2027 to secure against such catastrophic losses. However, if we look closely, it’s not just the big organizations and businesses that get hit by cybercrimes. On average, daily consumers experience phishing attacks, ransomware, theft of identity, data invasion, and financial losses. It takes about five minutes to hack into an internet- connect device like your smartphone, smartwatch, computers, smart TV, home control systems, and other gadgets. This implies that the more we rely on the internet, the more we need a secure cyber network. WHAT ARE WE FIGHTING AGAINST? Hackers are ready with an entire toolbox of tricks when it comes to invading your system :- Denial of service ( DoS ) Attacks :- Attackers flood a network with requests that exhaust the bandwidth causing a bigger nuisance than anything else . Man in the middle ( MitM ) Attacks :- Hackers enter themselves into a two - party communication , and once they get in , they steal the data . Phishing Attacks :- Hackers use fake emails and messages to access users ’ private information . This is one of the most common types of attacks against general users . Malware Attacks :- This can be further classified into ransomware , spyware , worms , and viruses . Emails or downloads are usually the mediums that deliver these attacks through suspicious sites . SQL Injection Attack :- In this type of attack , the hackers insert malicious code into the SQL server through a vulnerable website search box . Once successful , the hackers can then see the information that is otherwise kept off - limits . Password Attack :- Just as it sounds - hackers usually crack a password - one that is often poorly chosen and gain entry into the network . CYBER SECURITY PRACTICES:- Considering the number of cyberattacks enough to make you dizzy, employing active c y bersecurity services is crucial. A few simple steps can reduce the risks of cyber-attacks and ensure a safe cyber network:- Educating all employees of your organization about the risks of social engineering scams- phishing attacks, etc. Invest in technologies that limit the loss of information, monitor third-party risks and vendor risks, and constantly scan risks of data exposure and credential leaks. Use methods to reduce costs as part of a complete cybersecurity risk assessment strategy. Simply adhering to these measures can reduce the likelihood of having a cybercrime on your hands.