Types of Network Security Attack

Types  of Network Security Attack
Written by Pritam DharMarch 2, 2022
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Types of Network Security Attack = Trojan Horse, Malware. Botnet, Man in The Middle, Packet Sniffer, IP Spoofing, DOS (Denial of Service), Distributed Denial of Service, Worm, Virus.

Introduction to Network Security Attacks :

In this article, we will learn about the types of network security attacks. Cybercriminals have changed their network attack tactics as public awareness of the importance of keeping online transactions and documents secure has increased. In recent years, technological advances have led to the development of more advanced and stable methods for targeting computer networks by cybercriminals. As a business owner, it's important to know how many different ways to target and possibly compromise your business network. This knowledge strengthens the network and strengthens your decision-making skills to avoid compromises.

Types of Network Security Attack :

Here are 10 common ways cybercriminals can try to target your network:

1. Trojan Horse

A Trojan horse is a malicious program that appears to be useful and installed on a computer. Because of their impeccable appearance, users are encouraged to press and download software. After installing the software, various functions like data theft, keystroke monitoring, or data manipulation are performed in the database.

2. Malware

Malware attacks are one of the most serious cyberattacks designed to disable or access a specifically unauthorized target computer system. The most popular malware is self-replicating, meaning it gains access to the Internet when it infects a specific device, and from there it infects all network-connected systems. An additional endpoint computer will also be infected if it is connected. It moves faster than others.

3. Botnet

This is a personal computer network that is a victim of the malware. Knowing the user, the hacker controls all the machines in the network. Each network machine is called a zombie because it intends to spread, infect, or lead an attacker on a large number of computers.

4. Man in The Middle

One person in the middle of the attack is standing between you and the other in personal interaction. By staying in the center, an intruder can easily intercept, monitor, and control the communication; For example, if the bottom layer of the network sends data, the device in the layer may not be able to determine the receiver with which they will exchange information.

5. Packet Sniffer

If a passive receiver is mounted on the ground of the wireless transmitter, it will save a copy of each transmission packet. Such packages may include confidential information, sensitive and critical information, commercial privacy, etc. It can be found by flying over the packet receiver. The receiver acts as a sniffer of the packet and then sniffs all the packets sent to the sector. Cryptography is the most effective protection against sniffers.

6. IP Spoofing

This method uses a fake source address to insert packets into the Internet and is a way to masquerade them as another user. End-point authentication guarantees that a message from the location we have decided will help protect against secure IP spoofing.

7. DOS (Denial of Service)

A denial-of-service is a serious attack that completely or partially kills the victim's network or IT infrastructure in order authorized users from accessing it. DOS attacks are divided into three categories:

  • Bandwidth Flooding: By sending a cascade of packets, terrorist attackers can block legitimate packets from accessing the server. Sent packets are wide enough to block other people's connections.
  • Weakness Attack: When some well-structured messages are sent to an unsafe operating system or a device on the target server, the service fails or worse if the host is broken.
  • Connection Flooding: Creates a large number of TCP connections on the targeted server, preventing attackers. These fake connections block the network and prevent legitimate users from using it.
8. Distributed Denial of Service

DOS attacks are a complex version and much more difficult to detect and protect than DOS attacks. Attackers use multiple compromised systems to target a single targeted DOS attack system. In this attack. Attacks from DDOS even remove botnets.

9. Worm

Without the help of a user, a worm would reach a computer. If a user runs a weak network program, a malware attacker may send malware to that application over the same Internet connection. The application will take malware from the Internet to create a worm and make it effective.

10. Virus

A virus cannot run on its own; Interaction between the user and the machine is required to infect and spread across the network. An example is an email that contains a malicious link or attachment When a receiver opens an attachment or clicks on a connection, the malicious code triggers or removes the security control of the system. It's inefficient. In this scenario, the user inadvertently corrupts the computer.

Conclusion :

In this article, we have looked at the different types of networks that are harmful to the network as well as the system. I hope you find this article helpful.

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