5 Most Common Web-Based Attacks Targeting Businesses

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All websites on the Internet are vulnerable to cyber attacks. The web-based attacks happen due to human errors, or it also comes in the form of sophisticated attacks from professional cyber criminals.

According to the Data Breach Investigations Report, the common reason for web-based cyber attacks is financial. That is why businesses become the most strategic targets for web-based attacks.

Therefore, to protect organization against web-based attacks, we need to know the most common web-based attacks targeting businesses and ways to prevent those attacks.

Let us take a closer look at these 5 most common web-based attacks targeting businesses to make you able to take preventive steps in the future.

1. Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

Cross-site scripting attacks are a type of injection, which malicious scripts are injected into websites page. The code can infiltrate website’s user or modify website’s content to trick users into providing their personal information either intentionally or not.

2. Fuzz Testing

In most cases, developers use fuzz testing to find vulnerability in software, operating systems or networks. However, attackers can also use the same technique to find vulnerabilities in websites or servers.

Fuzz testing works by inputting a large amount of random data into a website to get it to error. For the next step, cyber criminals will use software called fuzzer to identify the weak spots. If there are any weak spots in the website’s security, cyber criminals will further exploit it.

3. Brute Force Attacks

Bute force attacks is one of most common method for accessing the login information of a website’s user. Brute force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords with the hope of eventually guessing a combination of user’s password. In most cases, cyber criminals have a “wordlist” from smart tools to know about user’s password automatically. This type of attack is one of the easiest to avoid, users only need to have strong password management.

4. SQL Injection

SQL Injection is a web-based attack caused by mistakes or errors made by programmers. It allows a cyber criminal to send commands to the database of the websites, so that cyber criminals can get data from the database or even modify it to trick website’s users.

5. Malware

Web-based malware is a growing threat to today’s Internet security, one of the most strategic type of attack to infect user’s device. If user’s device being infected, user will fall in full control of attackers, who can utilize them for various cyber crimes such as stealing access to corporate credential information.

Preventing Web-Based Attacks

Those attacks mentioned above are 5 most common web-based attacks targeting businesses. Web-based attacks can lead to serious security consequences for businesses, yet organizations cannot control all browsing activities on safe website only. Therefore, Web Isolation comes as solutions to secure employees’ internet activities. To know further information about Web Isolation solutions, do not hesitate to contact us at marketing@phintraco.com

References:

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/most-common-website-security-attacks-and-how-to-protect-yourself/

https://www.w3schools.com/sql/sql_injection.asp

https://www.mcafee.com/enterprise/en-us/assets/light-point/white-papers/wp-most-serious-threat-to-business.pdf

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