An illustration of types of Malware Attacks

Worldwide Cyber Security Spending was Expected to Reach $96 Billion in 2018

If the above stats are right and have reached even a little close to the expected figure then we can estimate the intensity of the threats that have increased over time. The hackers have found multiple ways to enter and gain the entire control of the system. The greatest harm of these attacks is they can get hands on the most critical information and destroy the system.

In the past, some of these attacks have been successful and some have been prevented but in order to make sure that no other malicious code can escape into the system the cybersecurity team around the globe keeps a keen eye on such activities, studies the codes, researches their consequences, and makes sure that they cannot make their way into the cyberspace.

Here is a list of types of malware attacks,

1. Privilege escalation- In these types of attacks the attacker hacks the privileges of the user or attain a higher position of access to the software resulting in a data breach at a very high rate.

2. Evasion- It is an attack that is coded in the sheets of some regular and marketing codes to hide it from the viewer’s eyes as well as from detection radar of PC Protection Software.

3. Blended threat- It Is one of the most intense attacks as it is written with the combining capabilities of several other malware like Trojan, spyware, adware, viruses, worms etc to destroy the system at a level of beyond repair.

4. Exploit- Such attacks are easy to make because they get an escape way through the loopholes and vulnerabilities existing in the operating system and software. Such attacks can be very harmful to detect and remove.

5. 0-day- It is a vulnerability known to the hackers and they get their way by exploiting it. The attack can be as fatal as one can imagine, says the research of Computer Security Software developers.

The various attacks known to the security cell is categorized in the above classes to make the development of their counterfeit an easier task. 

Milan Tomic

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