Hey there remember me I am “Steve John’ your personal cyber security expert. In my last guest blog, we discussed the definition of cyber-attacks and some of the most common cyber-attacks including- Malware, Phishing, and Men-in-middle attacks. Today, we are further going to discuss about the cyber-attacks. So, let’s begin this without any delay.
Most Common Cyber-Attacks
Denial of service attacks
The first attack on today’s list is the Denial- of service attacks. If you have already enrolled in the Cyber Security Certification Training Courses then, you may have heard about this attack. What happens in denial of service attacks is an invader/ hacker make attempts to stop anticipated users to access to their digital assets. Although there are many methods to conduct the denial of service attacks out of all the most common method of attacks occurs when an invader flood the network servers surplus applications- which mislead the server when it tries to authenticate the requester.
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While there are no ways to avoid this denial of service attacks, there are some proactive steps that can be taken to reduce the effects of the attacks. You can learn more about them through the experts at ProICT Training.
SQL injection attacks
Nowadays, SQL injection attacks have become a common issue with database-driven websites. One Structured Query Language (SQL) injection from the intruder is enough to run the malicious statement that has the power to control the whole database server. Now you may ask how they tackle down the security measurements, well they are smart enough to use the successful SQL injection to overcome the security measurements and read the sensitive data from the database, recover files, and in some extreme cases issue commands to the operating system and even delete the entire database.
The story doesn’t end here as an SQL injection also allows the invaders to falsify other databases including the famous Oracle, MySQL server, etc. The injection attacks are used by hackers to get access to:
- Intellectual property
- Customer information
- Personal data
- Trade secret and more
- Zero-day attacks
The Zero-day is the software flaw that is hidden from the software vendor or team who is responsible to fix the bug in the software. The reason why it is known as “Zero-day attack” is that the time gap between it is detected by invaders and the first attack is zero seconds.
In the world of cybersecurity, vulnerabilities like ‘zero-day’ possess a great threat, which can result in the form of potential damage to your system or personal data.
Credential reuse attacks
Are you one of those people who uses the same id or password for several different accounts? Although it is a big no-no, there are many who do this. Using the same credentials for different accounts can be a huge threat to your security. If the invader successfully stole the id and password of one account, he can easily break into different accounts.
And I don’t think I need to explain how dangerous it could be- you are smart enough to figure that out by yourself.
In the end, I would suggest you take precautions to avoid the cyber-attacks. Feel free to join the Cyber Security Certification Training Courses at ProICT Training. Visit the website to learn more!