You may be aware that cyber attack or cybersecurity threat is a malicious activity that seeks to damage, steal or disrupt data from your application or to the entire system. Most known cyber attacks include threats such as computer malwares, viruses, data breaches, and DoS (Denial of Service), DDoS attacks. Despite there are a lot of attacks in this modern day, the below are the 4 trending cyber attacks that could get your application un-used or to be the way for stealing your business data.
Malware: This is the piece of code or software script that could perform a malicious task on a target device, application or network, for example a malware script can corrupt your data or take over the system.
Phishing: Hackers or scammers not only target your website or application but they also take advantage of backdoors in your email system. Email is an important communication medium for business, spammers could intrude or make your email system for their favour to achieve their data stealing purpose that results in loss of money. This kind of attack involves the activity to cheat the email recipient into disclosing confidential information or to downloading malware by clicking on a URL hyperlink in the message.
Denial of Service attack (DoS) or Distributed Denial of Service Attack (DDoS): This type of attack can impact your system’s network and make disruption in it. On these attacks, the hacker takes over thousands of devices or networks and uses them to visit your system, website or application. When there are more network connections to your system from a single or various location, it will crash your system due to an overload of connection demand.
Ransomware: This is an attack where the hacker will use a script to encrypt data on the targeted application or system and demand a ransom (a consideration paid) in exchange to decrypt the date to its previous state. The hacker will demand some money or benefits to let you have access to the data again. This is one of the major attacks that impact business from small to enterprise. There are a lot of incidents in recent days for ransom attacks that you might have heard of.
To protect your system from the above listed threats, we strongly recommend you to perform the following precaution measures.
Activate your firewall – Install network and website, application level firewall and keep it activated.
Use passphrases – Use different passphrases that contain user ID/password combinations for different accounts and never write them down.
Encrypt your data – Encrypt the very important files such as financial records or configuration files of your application.
Backup your data – Enable backup for your system. Also, make regular backups of all your important data, and store it in a remote location. This will ensure to rec
Use antivirus software – Install and make use of antivirus software on your system.
Update everything to the latest version – ORYON always recommend our customers to update their applications, system to the latest version that will avail the latest security patch release of the software.