It’s no secret that keeping your devices secure, data private and your online world safe from cyber security threats is difficult. But if you don’t understand all the technical jargon, it becomes even more difficult. In an article from
A botnet is a robot network of devices infected by an attacker and then used to carry out DDos attacks and spreading spam emails. Pretty much any device connected to the internet can be pulled into a botnet. Usually without the owner even noticing.
A data breach occurs when a company’s network is attacked and private and valuable information is stolen. This may include things such as customer information, credit card info, and social security numbers.
“Domain Name Server” attack. Hackers use the names of common websites to redirect traffic to their own IP addresses. You can be redirected to malicious sites where they can collect personal information.
“Distributed Denial of Service” attacks render a network unavailable. This is done by overwhelming the target with massive requests from multiple devices. This causes legitimate connections to become impossible.
Mobile Banking Trojans
Your trusted banking app may actually be a mobile banking Trojan in disguise. These trojans trick you into entering financial information.
These networks are unencrypted, which makes them risky. When you use Wi-Fi that is not encrypted, anyone on that network can see the sites you visit as well as your passwords and personal info.
Hacker trick people into giving up personal information by posing as people or organizations you know. Phishing scams are dangerous because they look exactly like the sites their imitating.
This is a type of malware that takes a hold of your system and encrypts it. When you try to access the encrypted files, you will get a message that you need to make a payment in order to do so. Sometimes these messages appear to be from legitimate agencies such as the government.
This is a type of malware used by hackers to spy on you so they can get your personal info, financial info, online activity, or anything else they may find valuable.