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Modern Trends Of Cyber Attacks

Cybercriminals (Black Hat Hackers) use modern and advance tools for breaching user security and data. As results, more than 4.5 billion cases of security breach were recorded in 2018. You should get to know about these rising trends of 2019:-

Advanced Phishing

Phishing is one of the successful cyber attacks due to its speed. Phishing sites stay online only for two or three hours and users can hardly report them. This is the reason only 65% of URLs are trustworthy over the internet.

There are advanced phishing attacks kits available on the dark web. These kits provide basic technical knowledge to run their own phishing attacks. Thus phishing becomes an even more dangerous attack method.

Remote Access Attacks

Remote access attacks the most common attack which is growing rapidly, as well as becoming more advanced. Hackers target computers, smartphones, internet protocol (IP) cameras, and network-attached storage (NAS) devices since these tools usually need to have ported to open and forwarded to external networks or the internet.

Smartphone Attacks

The fact that users typically hold all their information on their phone, and that smartphones are now used for two-factor authentication – one of the most widely used cybersecurity tools – increases the security risk if the device is lost or stolen.

Smartphone attacks are related to unsafe browsing people use their phones to manage financial operations or handle sensitive data outside the security of their home network, this becomes a prominent threat.

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