A cyber attack is any type of offensive action that targets a computer , computer networks or personal computer devices, using various methods to steal, alter or destroy data or information systems.
A cyber attack is a deliberate exploitation of computer systems, technology-dependent enterprises, and networks. It is an attack launched from one or more computers against another computer, multiple computers or networks, by way of malicious code. This alters the computer code, logic or data, resulting in disruptive consequences that can compromise data and lead to cybercrimes,
Two broad types of cyber attacks
Cyber attacks can be broken down into two broad types: attacks.
One, where the goal is to disable the target computer or knock it offline. This is a denial-of-service attack breakdown a system’s resources so that it cannot respond to service requests. A DDoS attack is also an attack on the system’s resources, but it is launched from a large number of other host machines that are infected by malicious software controlled by the attacker.
Two, where the goal is to get access to the target computer’s data and perhaps gain admin privileges on it. These are the Man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack, phishing, password attack, Eavesdropping attack and more
Cybersecurity threats are common for business, government, computers, smartphones, tablets, everything having sensitive information and connected to the internet. Hackers steal
- personally identifiable information (PII), also called Identity theft or Identity Fraud, like names, addresses, and social security numbers to break into someone’s accounts and exploit them.
- stealing of Bank account details, credit cards, and personal photos.
- Malware, pharming, phishing, spamming, spoofing, spyware, Trojans and viruses
- Website defacement
- Private and public Web browser exploits
- Intellectual property (IP) theft or unauthorized access
These cyber challenges can be stopped only by Cybersecurity.