Did you know that most security cyber breaches occur due to human error? Unintentional errors like downloading malware and lack of action like failing to create a strong password give hackers avenues to steal or take data from a system without the owners’ knowledge or authorization. Read on to find out more about how cyber security works.
There are various methods that hackers use to attack internet users.
The most common type is a malware attack. A malware attack involves using malicious software such as Ransomware, Trojan, and Spyware to trick the cyber security victim into providing personal data. Attackers then use this data for identity theft.
A trojan is malicious software that cybercriminals use to take control of people’s computers. Trojan viruses trick victims into downloading software that mimics authentic antiviruses, damaging the users’ computers as soon as they are downloaded.
Ransomware is a type of malware that attackers use to deny users access to their computer systems. The attackers use generic passwords to hack into computer systems, encrypt files without authorization, and then demand a ransom payment from owners for the decryption keys. Watch the linked video above to learn more about how hackers scum internet users every year.