The globalized planet of ours demands business apps, data and other services to be available all the time from any remote location. In other words, it must span multiple hosting environments, mobile and fixed devices etc. As networks help in enabling the companies, they are also a source of a prolonged risk. Hackers and cyber attackers are consistently messing with new network attacks to compromise and snatch sensitive info and destroy companies. The network is not only a target but also a source of disruption. It is a basic route of DDoS or distributed denial of service, ransomware, phishing, worms and other kinds of malware attacks. We have listed the latest trends in cyberattack which are purely a form of security concerns for every company.
- DDoS attacks are on a rise.
The DDoS attacks have gone all broad as hackers are destroying the companies and stealing their data by flooding networks with loaded traffic. There are two factors that empower these attackers. One is the DDoS for hire service where hackers place their skills on rent at affordable rates and other being the thriving volume of internet of things products available with poor security defenses. Botnets can hack vulnerable devices that can quickly spread through the network and infect a plethora of products before directing traffic at target websites. To tackle this, you need a DDoS mitigation plan. You need to protect the networks by keeping an eye on and controlling the LAN/WAN traffic flows and device bandwidth use to gain the warnings of the attack well in advance.
- Network based ransomware are meant to damage systems and data
These attacks can easily disperse across systems that don’t depend on humans to click or download anything or plug in a USB stick. All they need is an active and unpatched workstation and an automated software update. This can be prevented by backing up on the mission critical data on a regular basis and make sure all the systems and apps are patched and updated and always use vulnerability assessment tools to seek gaps in defenses. Yes, it is obvious and basic, but equally important.
- Malware is thriving by masking itself as bona fide cloud services.
Nowadays, there has been an evolution in the way in which the business store sensitive data and many of them are using cloud services. However, there are many popular services hackers tend to use for registering accounts, build web pages, encrypt their malware, and hide domains to cover their footsteps by deactivating their account later.