16 Common Types of Cyberattacks and How to Prevent Them


16 Common Types of Cyberattacks and How to Prevent Them

This week on cybersecurity from the editors of Cybercrime Magazine

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Sausalito, California – February 19, 2024

Today’s cybercriminals are not part-time amateurs or script kiddies, but rather state-sponsored adversaries and professional criminals looking to steal information and make large sums of money.

TechTarget Reports that disruption and vandalism are still widespread and that espionage has replaced hacktivism as the second driver of cyberattacks – after financial profit. Faced with these different motivations and the increasing sophistication of attackers, many security teams are struggling to keep their IT systems secure.

Cybersecurity Ventures predicted that the global cost of cybercrime would reach $8 trillion in 2023 and increase until 9.5 trillion dollars in 2024.

The costs of cyberattacks are both tangible and intangible: they include not only direct loss of assets, revenue and productivity, but also reputational damage that can lead to loss of trust from customers and business partners .

Security managers and their teams need to be prepared for all the different attacks they might face. To help you, TechTarget lists 16 of the most damaging types of cyberattacks and how they work.

The list includes obvious attacks like malware, ransomware, password breaches, DDoS, phishing, and botnets, as well as others you might not think of. TechTarget provides details on each of them and how to avoid them.

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