5 Important Cyber Attack Terms to Keep in Mind

Staying one step ahead of the newest cyber threats is quite difficult. Not knowing about the technical terms particularly about security threats, makes it more difficult. Kaspersky defines 5 such terms to know, and shares it to keep a PC user safe and secured.

These days, keeping devices safe, data private, and online world secure from harm appears like a scary work. While a number of reliable solutions exist for desktop and mobile, knowing where you’re susceptible can be hard, mainly if you’re not familiar with the threat terms mentioned regarding the latest data threat.

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At Kaspersky, the security offered is far ahead of hackers who look to take advantage by harming the device and access its information. Kaspersky Support latest application is installed at any point of time for customers. We’ve identified a few terms that must be known, to stay protected.

  1. Botnet

A botnet is a collection of machines infected by a hacker, and then used to execute tasks like carrying out DDoS attacks, spreading spam emails and mining Bitcoins. Devices connected to internet, like home routers, PC can be infected without its owner ever noticing.

  1. Data breach

A data breach occurs when a network is attacked and important information is stolen like customer log-in details, credit card info, and social security data.

The stolen information can then be used to execute multiple assaults like ransom attack, sold in the black market, and, obviously used to do shopping. Often attackers try to access email passwords, then use that log-in information on other popular websites.

  1. DNS attack

DNS means domain name server, it uses the name of a popular website to redirect visitors to its own IP address. For instance, you’d imagine “google.com” to take you to Google’s location.

Using a DNS attack, however, hackers can convert “google.com” to their particular IP address, redirecting you to fake websites where they can gather your data or make you download malware. In the process to get you to tap on the link, DNS attacks can also deliver fake search results.

  1. DDoS attack

Cyber criminals use DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) threats to make a network unreachable. They perform this by flooding the targeted device with massive requests from several gadgets.

The target experiences a deep clogged bandwidth, and genuine connections become unbearable. These threats are basically carried out by botnets described above.

  1. Mobile banking Trojans

It appears like a trusted banking app, however that’s just a mask. Beneath, a mobile banking Trojan lures you into entering financial data and personal data.

It can also access administrative info to interrupt SMS messages, making it a huge possibility of recording two-factor authentication codes also.

All the above are important cyber threats terms and can come at any time to haunt you. But, there is no need to worry at all as Kaspersky Technical Support is ready to secure you. The team will install latest version of the Antivirus and removing outdated version. Just be in touch of the experts when any suspicious activity observed.