Aditya Katira
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Aditya Katira

⚠️Cybersecurity threats ⚠️

⚠️Cybersecurity threats ⚠️

β›” Cybersecurity threats can shut down your business, steal sensitive data, and hold you ransom.

Aditya Katira
Β·Oct 10, 2022Β·

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Cybersecurity threats come in two forms: external and internal.

πŸ“Œ External threats

External threats target your network. Attackers will try to overwhelm you with traffic so you cannot access the systems you need to run your business. There are two main types of network attacks:

πŸ“ Denial of service (DoS)

An attack where a computer sends many requests to a network service to overwhelm the target service.

πŸ“ Distributed denial of service (DDoS)

Similar to a DoS attack, only it uses multiple computers in several locations in a coordinated attack.

πŸ“Œ Internal threats

Internal threats target people. Attackers use social engineering tactics to trick users into providing access credentials or revealing sensitive information.

πŸ“ Phishing and spear phishing

Scammers send emails to your employees from what appears to be a colleague, friend, or reputable person or company containing a link or attachment. If the employee clicks the link or opens the attachment, the attackers can gain access to your systems.

πŸ“ Vishing

Like phishing but using phone calls instead of email.

πŸ“ Baiting

When the attacker offers a fake prize for responding to a phishing or vishing attack.

πŸ“ Browser attacks

These attacks may appear as pop-up ads or suggestions to install a browser extension.

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