All About Cyber-Attacks And Their Purpose

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What do you mean by the term cyber-attack? What is its purpose? What are the types of cyber-attacks? 

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All About Cyber-Attacks And Their Purpose

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Cyber-attack is any that targets a computer or a network and attempts to hack into it or steal any information on it. It can range from the installation of spyware on a personal device to hacking into computers of secret government organizations. Cyber-attack includes all the spyware, adware, malware as also the Trojan horse, etc.

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All About Cyber-Attacks And Their Purpose

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A cyber-attack is an intentional exploitation of technology-independent enterprises, computer systems, and networks. It uses malicious code to change logic, computer code, or data resulting in troublesome outcome that can compromise data and lead to cybercrimes like information and identity theft. CNA or Computer Network Attack is the other term used to refer to cyber-attack. Cyber-attacks might comprise the following outcomes:

  • * Extortion, fraud, identity theft
  • * Malware, spamming, spoofing, pharming, viruses, phishing, spyware, and Trojans
  • * Stolen hardware like mobile devices or laptops
  • * DoS or Denial-of-Service and DDoS or Distributed Denial-of-Service attacks
  • * Breach of access
  • * Password sniffing
  • * System penetration or infiltration
  • * Website defacement or vandalism
  • * Public and private web browser exploits
  • * Instant messaging exploitation
  • * Unauthorized access or intellectual property (IP) theft

The Institute for Security Technology Studies at Dartmouth University examines and researches cyber-attack problems facing law enforcement investigations and concentrates on the nonstop development of data analysis, IP tracing, national data sharing, and real-time interception.

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