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Backtrack vs. Kali Linux

Cyber-criminals and hackers develop and design their malware on their own. They make various tools that help in scanning for weaknesses, infiltrate networks and deliver the engineered payload. Hackers amass a variety of such tools and use them in tandem to breach secured systems. Just like there are hackers who are cyber-criminals, there are good-guy hackers employed by various companies. These hackers also possess at their disposal similar tools.

What is Cyber-attack Vectors?

In the world of cyber-security, the term a good defense is a good offense takes a slightly different shade of meaning. Here having a good offense means being proactive requires the cybersecurity team to employ proactive measures and be constantly aware of the new kinds of upcoming threats and attack vectors.

Attack vectors are modes and channels through which a hacker delivers malware or gains access to the target systems. The presence of attack vectors illustrates the various loopholes and weaknesses in any cybersecurity system. The attack vectors can be thought of as a path through which an attacker can deliver dangerous payload. Some of the common types of attack vectors include viruses, email-attachments, social engineering events, pop-ups, click-jacking messages, chat rooms and all other kinds of deception that hide the true nature of the delivered file or interaction. While firewalls and various kinds of anti-malware software are common forms of protection against typical attack vectors, no method is completely foolproof.

What are the most common types of cyber attacks?

A cyber attack is an attempt by a person or group of people to unlawfully breach the information system of another person or group of people. Most of the time, it is deliberate and malicious. The attacker disrupts his/her targets network because usually he/she stands to gain from doing so.

Cybercrime as a Business

Despite what many people think, cybercrime is just as organised as any legitimate industry out there. Cybercrime maintains an economy of products, as well as services, which are all commoditised.

Both the buyer and seller benefit from the products in cybercrime. The sellers benefit by getting a payout that is both discrete and quick. The buyers benefit by receiving access to malicious operations which they can put to use immediately. If you take a look at all of the products in the cybercrime economy, they can be broken down into two categories. These categories are information and resources.