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May 12 2021

4 Common Cyber Attacks [Infographic]

Cyber attacks are malicious and deliberate attempts by an individual or organization to breach the information system of another individual or organization. Our infographic shares four common types of cyber attacks that you should be aware of! 

Downloadable version HERE.

Social Engineering
Uses psychological manipulation to trick users into making security mistakes or giving away confidential information. This includes attacks like phishing, scareware & baiting.By March 2020, phishing attempts increased by 667% and 43% of workers admit making mistakes that compromised cybersecurity.

Ransomware
A form of malware that encrypts a victim’s files. The attacker demands a ransom from the victim to restore access to the data after receiving payment. The average amount to restore the damage is $1.45 million

Third-party Breach 
Occurs when sensitive data is stolen from a third-party vendor or when their systems are used to access your sensitive information stored on their system. As much as 80% of organizations experienced a cybersecurity breach from a vulnerability from their third-party vendor.

Cloud Computing Vulnerabilities
Cybercriminals scan for Cloud servers with weak passwords, exploit unpatched systems, and perform brute-force attacks to access user accounts. Cyber-attacks on Cloud systems spiked 250% from 2019 to 2020.


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