The four main types of cyberattacks are:
- Email phishing
- Watering hole attack
An email phishing attack occurs when someone sends you an email that appears to be from a legitimate source. The email will ask you to click on a malicious link, which will take you to a landing page where you will be asked to provide sensitive information such as credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, or bank account numbers.
The term malware is short for “malicious software.” This type of software is used by hackers to gain access to private networks in order to steal sensitive information or cause damage and disruption.
Ransomware is a type of malware that helps hackers gain access to private networks. However, the hacker’s goal is not to steal sensitive information, but rather hold it hostage. A ransomware attack will prevent you from accessing your data unless you agree to pay a ransom in exchange for its release.
A watering hole attack is an attack on a specific group of users. The hacker will attack websites that this group of users is known to visit on a regular basis and install malware or malvertisements on the site. The targeted group will then visit the site and may become infected if they click on malicious links planted by the hacker. This helps the hacker gain access to the targeted group’s private networks.