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meet Anne she often shops from WWJ pink

art calm she has her information like

email ID address and credit card details

saved on the website to enable a faster

and hassle-free shopping experience the

required information is stored in a

server one day and received an email

which stated her eligibility for special

discount voucher from shopping cart com

in order to receive the coupon code she

was asked to fill in her shopping cart

calm account credentials this didn't

seem fishy to her at the time as she

thought it was just an account

verification step little did she

realized the danger she would be facing

she was knocked off her feet when a

substantial amount of money was wiped

off her account how do you think this

happened well yes the email she received

was fake and shopping cart calm account

witnessed unauthorized access from a

third party this type of attack is known

as a cyber attack and the person who

carries it out is called a hacker could

Anne have prevented this attack indeed

she could have with the help of cyber

security cyber security involves

techniques that help in securing various

digital components networks data and

computer systems from unauthorized

digital access there are multiple ways

to implement cyber security depending on

the kind of network you are connected to

and the type of cyber attacks

you are prone to so let's take a look at

the various cyber attacks that Anne

could have been exposed to one of the

most common types of cyber attacks is a

malware attack like Trojan adware and

spyware to name a few had and downloaded

any suspicious attachments online her

system could have gotten corrupted by

certain malicious viruses embedded

within the attachments next is a

phishing attack the type of cyber attack

which an experienced here the hacker

usually sends fraudulent emails which

appear to be coming from a legitimate

source this is done to install malware

or to steal sensitive data like credit

card information and login credentials

another type of attack is

man-in-the-middle attack here the hacker

gains access to the information path

between Anne's device and the websites

server the hackers computer takes over

an IP address by doing so the

communication line between an and the

website is secretly intercepted this

commonly happens with unsecured Wi-Fi

networks and also through malware

password attack is one of the easiest

ways to hack a system here Anne's

password could have been cracked by

using either common passwords or trying

all possible alphabetical combinations

to prevent future cyber attacks and

sought to implement a few cybersecurity

practices first she installed a firewall

as the name suggests it is a virtual

wall between Anne's computer and the


firewalls filter the incoming and

outgoing traffic from your device to

safeguard your network and they can

either be software applications or

Hardware reinforcements secondly and

implemented honey pots just like how

flowers attract bees dummy computer

systems called

honey pots are used to attract attackers

these systems are made to look

vulnerable in order to deceive attackers

and this in turn defends their real

system in addition to these she also

decided to use unique alphanumeric

passwords antivirus software and started

avoiding mails from unknown senders that

was an story cyber attacks are not just

confined to individuals but also to

public and private organizations the

cyber attacks carried out in such places

are more deadly and they result in

colossal losses motives of such attacks

are many starting from tampering with

crucial data to monetary gains let's

have a look at a few of the cyber

attacks that companies are subjected to

various public sector organizations and

large corporations face the advanced

persistent threat apt in this form of

attack hackers gained access to networks

for a prolonged period in order to

continuously game confidential

information companies also witnessed the

denial of service attack where networks

are flooded with traffic which in turn

leaves legitimate service requests

a variant of this is the distributed

denial-of-service DDoS attack when

multiple systems are used to launch the

attack when a hacker manipulates a

standard SQL query in a database driven

website it is known as a SQL injection

attack by doing so hackers can view edit

and delete tables from databases amidst

a plethora of cyber attacks it is indeed

a challenge for organizations with

several networks and servers to ensure

complete security this is not an easy

task and to help with this cyber

security professionals are hired to work

on identifying cyber threats and

securing a company's network there are

multiple java roles in the field of

cyber security

if hacking fascinates you then the role

of an ethical hacker is something to be

explored such professionals try to

expand networks vulnerabilities just

like how a hacker would do but only to

identify those vulnerabilities and

resolve them for protection against an

actual cyber attack but if you are

looking to design robust security

structures then the role of a security

architect is more apt a chief

information security officer C ISO plays

a crucial role in enterprise security

and is entrusted with the overall safety

of the information in an organization so

here's a question for you identify the

type of cyber attack where the hacker

system takes over the clients IP address

a DDoS attack be man-in-the-middle

attack C phishing attack D password

attack give it a thought and leave your

answers in the comments section below

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production of global digital data it is

anticipated that cyber attacks will

quadruple in the near future

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security professionals who can prevent

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