Do You Know the Types of Hacks and How to Protect From Hackers?

Cybercrime was up more than 400% in 2020 because, for hackers, the increase in remote-access work presented many new opportunities for cyberattacks. In addition, the quick transition to a remote work environment had many businesses grappling with inconsistent or no cyber security protocols in place. Therefore, the target landscape for cybercriminals has grown dramatically, as have their hacking capabilities.

What is Hacking?

Hacking is a process for compromising devices and networks to gain unauthorized access to an account or system. Hackers will generally commit cybercrimes for monetary gain. Some will hack to make political statements. However, in all cases, hacking, by definition, is unauthorized.

Types of Hacks

Hacking is often done with malicious intent related to illegal activities such as stealing or “kidnapping” private data or funds. “Phishing” is the most common method of hacking. Phishing attacks are launched by luring the user to click on a link or enter private data using a wide variety of techniques:

Other types of hacks include:

How to Protect From Hackers

The most basic rule for protecting against cyberattacks is to think before you click. In addition, there are many other simple steps you can take to increase your overall cyber security:

DIGIGUARD Cyber Security Knows How To Protect Your Hard-earned Data

DIGIGUARD, specializing in preventing cyber threats, has a wide array of solutions to protect against cybercrimes and ensure you have the best possible cyber security plan in place. It works with small and midsized businesses to establish cyber security best practices to ensure all of your employees are on the same page and secure your confidential data. For any business, cyberattacks can have devastating consequences. DIGIGUARD can assess your cyber risks and work with you in an ongoing relationship, monitoring your system for cyber threats and initiating necessary protective measures.

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