Data breaching has been a part of the online world ever since the internet probably came into existence for the first time. With change in time and technology, those threats started increasing in intensity and even frequency. Now the situation is such that a lot of sophisticated attacks keep looming on the web and dealing with them gets too difficult if people are not properly informed about those hacking ways. The 6 most trending cybersecurity attacks that are doing rounds ever since the arrival of COVID include the following.
- Spear Phishing.
- Malware attacks.
- Social engineering.
- Stuffing Credentials.
Each one of them either focuses on fooling web users to reveal the credentials online or on fooling the DNS of the computer systems to redirect users to a fake malicious website. All these ways are equally dangerous and the end result is, stolen identity and stolen money.
Sometimes these attacks are carried out on a larger scale and sometimes on smaller scales. In fact, a report by Microsoft indicates that more than 20k social engineering attacks were carried out alone in the US in a span of just 24 hours.
Therefore, no matter the type of cyber vulnerability, it is essential to adopt advanced cybersecurity techniques if you want to protect your assets from hackers. 3 of those techniques that offer the best results collectively are as follows.
- Patching Vulnerabilities
Vulnerabilities could be bugs that hackers find using network scanning – another type of hacking technique. Which is why it’s important to keep removing bugs. It can be done in the following ways.
- Running active scans to detect and remove viruses and malware.
- Installing software updates since the advanced versions are released after the developers have identified and removed bugs.
- Network Segmentation
Cybersecurity experts suggest dividing the information of the company in many pieces and creating independent networks to store those bits of data. Since only one bit of data is stored in one network – and no two networks are running on the same router – if a security breach occurs in one network, the malware cannot be spread in other networks.
- MFA and Backdoor Password Protection
Adding multiple authentication layers after the backdoor password as gateways to access the information in a system increases the system security manifolds. That’s because hackers cannot steal any data unless all the factors are cleared. This process is known as multi-factor authentication.
To sum up, it is these advanced cybersecurity measures that have saved many businesses from hackers in the past and they will continue to do so whenever they’ll be implemented together.