Just as the internet continues to grow, so does the number of cybercriminals and their attacks. Depspite cyber experts work continuously to help make sure internet infrastructure services are available and secure, the internet user seem to be experiencing many threats. Find out the array of the threats including new ones the world faces today.
New threats and their nature
DDos(Distributed Denial-of-Service) Attack: This threat occurs when multiple hosts overwhelm a target in order to disrupt service.
Man-In-Ihe-Middle Attacks: Where at attacker intrudes into an existing connection between two parties and impersonates one of the parties to steal information.
Malware: In any of its ugly forms—computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, spyware—is designed to disrupt, gather sensitive information or gain access to private networks.
Statistics show that two in three adults have been victims of cybercrime at a global scale costing $114 billion annually. As 50% of US adults own smartphones, so does vulnerability to mobile OS-based attacks saw 50% of rise in the year 2010 alone.