Hackers are constantly coming up with new ways to breach networks. This includes not only your home computer but also the networks of organizations andbusinesses. Cyberattacks are becoming quite common and many times hit companies on a very large scale which can cause many problems aside from the loss of important data. There are several different types of cyberattacks network threat detection can help your company stop them quickly before they can cause any substantial damage. Here are just a few of the common types of attacks that exist today.
DDOS attacks are quite common as they tend to be easy to do. This type of attack is carried out by overwhelming the resources of the network so legitimate traffic is unable to get through thus making the site or network unusable. This type of attack requires several computers that are controlled by a hacker or group of hackers. In some cases, these computers are infected by malware that carries out the attacks while other times these attacks are carried out by the operators of the computer that are using programs to automate the DDOS process. While many cyber-attacks are carried out in order for the hacker to gain access to the resources on the network, this type of attack has no actual benefit aside from the satisfaction of knowing that they were able to take the network down through their efforts.
Botnet attacks are just one type of DDOS attacks that can be done. Botnets are not just one computer attacking a network, they are actually a network of infected devices that are under the control of a hacker that are used to carry out DDOS attacks. These types of attacks tend to be hard to trace because the computer that are infected are usually located in many different locations around the world and can sometimes look like normal but heavy traffic.
MITM stands for Man in the Middle and is when a hacker is able to insert themselves in the path between a client and server in order to intercept their communications There are many different ways that these attacks can be carried out. Unlike DDOS attacks, these types of attacks are carried out in order to get access to the data on the network instead of just getting it shut down.
One of the most common types of MITM attacks is known as IP Spoofing. This type of attack involves tricking the server into thinking that it is being accessed by a trusted device by making it look like a request is coming from a trusted IP address. If the server is unable to catch the fact that the packet has been altered to look like it is coming from a trusted source, a hacker is able to gain access to the network and the data within it. It can be fairly easy to spike an IP address which is why it is so important to have strong threat detection.