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1. The act of attempting to obtain authorized access to computers and networks using one or more computers is referred to as a cyberattack.
2. A cyberattack’s aim is to either disable and take offline the target device, or gain access to the computer’s data and penetrate linked networks and systems.
3. Malware comes in many types, including Trojans, viruses, and worms.
4. MitM attack is the method of sending fraudulent communications that seem to come from a reputable source, usually through email.
5. SQL injection attacks overwhelm the target system so it cannot respond to legitimate requests.
6. Zero-day attacks target software bugs that companies have yet to find and, as a result, have been unable to repair or patch.
7. A botnet attack is a hacking method that uses trial and error to crack passwords, login credentials, and encryption keys.
8. In revenge, cyberattacks are carried out by disgruntled or retired workers for personal gain.
9. Insiders that perform attacks have a distinct advantage over external attackers because they have authorized system access and also may be familiar with network architecture.
10. Malicious insider is also known as a Turncloak.
11. Negligent insider is the most common type of insider threat.
12. The behavior of negligent insider is malicious.
13. Threats from outside the organization may include hackers, cybercriminals, and competitors.
14. Cyber criminals are individuals or groups of hackers who carry out malicious activity to promote a political agenda, religious belief, or social ideology.
15. Hacktivists attackers have particular objectives aligned with either the political, commercial or military interests of their country of origin.