Broken or misconfigured access controls can make private parts of a given website public when they’re not supposed to be. They are one of several methods cybercriminals use to breach computer systems.
Cyber crime occurs when a computer is the object of the crime or is used as a tool to commit an offense.
Phishing attacks work by getting us to share sensitive information like our usernames and passwords, often against normal logic and reasoning, by using social engineering to manipulate our emotions, such as greed and fear. A typical phishing attack will start with an email spoofed, or faked, to look like it’s coming from a company you do business with or a trusted coworker.
Spyware is a type of malware that infects your computer or network and steals information about you, your Internet usage, and any other valuable data it can get its hands on. It’s one of many methods of a cybersecurity breach.
As one of several types of cybersecurity breach, an SQL injection (SQLI) is a type of attack that exploits weaknesses in the database management software of unsecure websites in order to get the website to spit out information from the database that it’s really not supposed to release.
As one of several types of cybersecurity breach, an exploit is a type of attack that takes advantage of software bugs or vulnerabilities, which cybercriminals use to gain unauthorized access to a system and data.
A breach comes as a result of a cyberattack that allows cybercriminals to gain unauthorized access to a computer system and steal confidential data. Exploits, phishing and other methods are used.