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Cyberthreats: The Wakeup Calls for the Enterprises
Cyber attacks are on the rise because organized hackers have the edge and take advantage of loose security measures. As industries are using the Internet of Things (IoT) they should be aware of the cyber threats.
The aim of cybersecurity is to identify threats, stop intrusions and attacks, identify malware and spam, and prevent fraud. Also, the aim is to detect abnormalities in user behaviors.
Ransomware: Ransomware is one of the most profitable forms of malware for attackers. Malicious spam, or malspam, which is an unsolicited email that is used to deliver malware. It uses social engineering to trick people to open attachments or click on links which appear as legitimate.
Cryptojacking: Cryptojacking offers a more profitable end to hackers. Hackers hijack users’ computers to use their computing power and electricity to run code in the background. Users will only notice a slowing of their system with overheating of computers and higher electricity usage.
Trojans: Even with ransomware and crypto jacking hackers sometimes use earlier techniques as Trojans which appear as legitimate software. If they get into a computer once they take control of it.
IoT Attacks: The IoT infrastructure is a platform of intricate workings, which make it complex and hard to break. In this infrastructure, hackers can take control of many everyday things as smartphone, car, smartwatch, and even a pacemaker. Governments and organizations work to conjure up a way to regulate the IoT infrastructure but hackers are continuing to taking advantages of the vulnerable environment.
Using Single-factor Authentication and poor cyber hygiene: Cyber hygiene means how computer users and organizations adhere to good security practices. Even if the employees are well-trained if the organization has set up a system where users have to provide a single item to get in as user name matched to password hackers will continue to take advantages of that.