The top 4 cyber-attacks you should look up for In 2024
Life today has become far more comfortable because of various digital devices and the internet to support them. There is a flip side to everything good, and that also applies to the digital world today. The internet has brought in a positive change in our lives today, but with that, there is also an enormous challenge in protecting your data. This gives rise to cyberattacks. In this article, we will discuss the cyberattacks to watch out for in 2024 and how they can be prevented.
1. Malware Attack
This is one of the most common types of cyberattacks. “Malware” refers to malicious software viruses, including worms, spyware, ransomware, adware, and trojans.
Malware breaches a network through a vulnerability. When the user clicks a dangerous link, it downloads an email attachment, or an infected pen drive is used.
2. Phishing Attack
Phishing attacks are one of the most prominent and widespread types of cyberattacks. It is a type of social engineering attack wherein an attacker impersonates a trusted contact and sends the victim fake mail.
Unaware of this, the victim opens the mail and clicks on the malicious link or opens the mail’s attachment. By doing so, attackers gain access to confidential information and account credentials. They can also install malware through a phishing attack.
3. Password Attack
It is a form of attack wherein a hacker cracks your password with various programs and password cracking tools like Aircrack, Cain, Abel, John the Ripper, Hashcat, etc. There are different types of password attacks, like brute-force attacks, dictionary attacks, and keylogger attacks.
4. Man-in-the-Middle Attack
A Man-in-the-Middle Attack (MITM) is also known as an eavesdropping attack. In this attack, an attacker comes in between two-party communication, i.e., the attacker hijacks the session between a client and host. By doing so, hackers steal and manipulate data.
Although we had a look at several ways to prevent the different types of cyberattacks we discussed, let’s summarize and look at a few personal tips that you can adopt to avoid a cyberattack on the whole.
These are the tips you must implement to protect your systems and networks from a cyberattack.