ReviewHostingASP.NET – Online business around the world threatens by just thinking about a cyber attack on their website or server. The hard work and all dreams will be no more, if an online business is under a cyber attack. Many vulnerabilities and malicious activities are run to harm large amount of online data with the purposes of espionage or sabotage. The fact is, most companies face the same threats and should be doing their utmost to counteract those risks. Brute-Force attack is common and according to experts that has been targeting dozens of websites in the U.S. and South Korea last year. Here are the most common super dangerous cyber attacks that many people should be careful with.
Types of Super Dangerous Cyber Attacks
You really don’t want to be a part of this because Trojans came from the Internet. The socially engineered Trojans are #1 in the list, usually people should be careful with this kind of super dangerous cyber attacks. Trojan is so perfect in malicious activities. When an end-user browses a website suddenly it prompts him or her to run a Trojan. Most of the time users believe it and on the trust factor through the legitimate website innocent victim is being temporarily compromised by hackers who works behind it.
How Trojan Works?
The website tells users they are infected by viruses and force to install and run fake antivirus software. And a dialog with expression, to install fake disk defragger because the disk is running out of space. Finally the user installs an unnecessary program which looks like a life saver for him or her. In short, the user executes the malware file, clicking past browser warnings that the program could possibly be harmful. Socially engineered Trojans are responsible for hundreds of millions of successful hacks each year. The best way to get rid of this kind of Trojans is to avoid the installation of unwanted softwares and don’t follow the guidelines. Keep your installed antivirus up-to-date and think before you click.
2. Unpatched Software & Browser Add-ons
It is really worth to download any software or browser add-on from the official website. The most common unpatched and exploited programs are Java, Adobe Reader, and Adobe Flash. A user is looking for an update as a result, he found software on an untrusted website, installed the add-on what happens next is, “you are hacked”. To run safe online, install programs from the official website and stop what you’re doing right now and make sure you’re patching is correct. If you can’t, make sure it’s the appropriate one around the top most exploited products, including Java, Adobe, browser admins, OS patches, and more don’t install it from anywhere.
3. Phishing Attacks
Phishing attacks an email and plays an important role approximately 70 percent of email is spam. You will never know from where did the email came directly into your inbox and if you check the URL in the browser it will give you an error. The different email ids are the target of phishing attacks, we get several spam emails each day, and at least a few of them each week are darned good phishing replicas of legitimate emails. These spam emails are written and dispatched to get your confidential information. In this email everything looks great, it even warns the reader not to fall for fraudulent emails. Make sure your browser has anti-phishing capabilities. You can install the browsers that highlight the domain name of a host in a URL string.
4. Network Worms
You all know about computer virus and it can also be installed by you accidently through USB, Floppy Disk (Rest in peace) or by Compact Disks as well. Computer viruses aren’t much of a topic to worried about, but their network-traveling worm cousins are. A worm is self-replicating cyber program which spreads through the network. Here are the characteristics:
- Typically exploit security flaws in widely used services
- Can cause enormous damage
- Launch DDOS attacks, install bot networks
- Access sensitive information
- Cause confusion by corrupting the sensitive information
Network-traveling worms can be blocked and conquered by executable files in email, appropriate patching, by disabling auto-run capabilities, and strong password policies.
5. Advanced Persistent Threats (Spear Fishing)
Spear fishing is the most dangerous cyber attacks that organizations and individuals has to be careful with because many major established companies have suffered a major compromise due to an APT (advanced persistent threat) stealing intellectual property. APTs usually gain a foothold using socially engineered Trojans or phishing attacks. This is very popular method where APT attackers run a very specific phishing campaign called as spear phishing to multiple employee email addresses which contains a Trojan attachment, which at least one employee is tricked into running. After the initial execution and first computer take over, APT attackers can compromise an entire enterprise in a matter of hours. So understood, how hard dialogue deliveries they have.
It is hard to Detect and prevent an APT so to get a safer online environment one must learn to understand the legitimate network traffic patterns in your network and alert on unexpected flows. Without your knowing an APT will mess up and attempt to copy large amounts of data from a server to another server and you would not like to talk about it.
SQL injection, cross-site scripting, pass-the-hash, and password guessing are from the same cyber attack family with different qualification. Therefore, update your antivirus and think before you click something. Nowadays, many web hosting providers are deploying services directly from data centers where infrastructure and server environment has built to deploy security, uptime and advanced monitoring to fight against any malicious activities on the server. HostForLIFE.eu is one of them. Their single focus concern is providing your websites with the utmost in terms of reliability, security and stability. To that end, they have built an industry-leading web hosting platform featuring the best of modern technology and industry practices.