Phishing is a type of social engineering in which an attacker sends a fake message to try to get information or install malicious software like ransomware on the victim's computer.
A type of malware called ransom malware, sometimes known as ransomware, blocks users from accessing their personal or system files and demands a ransom payment in exchange for access.
The term "malware" is used to describe a wide variety of malicious software designed to disrupt, damage, or steal information from a computer system, online service, or network.
Insider threats occur from employees, former employees, contractors, or business partners who know an organization's security processes, data, and computer systems.
A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to stop normal traffic on a server, service, or network by flooding it with so much Internet traffic that it or the infrastructure around it can't handle it.
Social engineering targets individuals to gain passwords, bank information, or access to their computers to install malicious software that gives them access to passwords, bank information, and control over their machines.
An assault campaign in which an intruder, or team of invaders, establishes an unlawful, long-term presence on a network in order to harvest extremely sensitive data is referred to as an advanced persistent threat (APT) in general.
A man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack is a general term for when a perpetrator inserts himself into a conversation between a user and an application, either to listen in on the conversation or to pretend to be one of the participants and create the impression that normal information exchange is taking place.