Common Attacks

There are an astonishing number of ways in which criminals use technology and the Internet to commit fraud. Unfortunately, this number constantly increases, as new exploits are developed and flaws in software are discovered. Although they are all similarly designed to steal property or information, they can use different vectors to accomplish their goals. The following pages will outline some of the most common or dangerous forms of cybercrime today:

  • Phishing
  • Ransomware
  • Distributed denial of service (DDoS)
  • Spoofed websites, email hacks, and identity theft
  • Exploiting Internet-connected devices
  • Spyware and adware