1. Phishing: Phishing attacks involve fraudulent emails, messages, or websites that mimic legitimate entities to trick users into providing sensitive information such as passwords, credit card details, or personal data.
2. Malware Attacks: Malware refers to malicious software that infects a user's computer or network, compromising its security. Examples include viruses, worms, and ransomware.
3. Denial-of-Service (DoS) Attacks: In this type of attack, the attacker overwhelms a target system or network with an influx of traffic, rendering it inaccessible to legitimate users.
4. Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) Attacks: This attack intercepts communication between two parties, allowing the attacker to eavesdrop, modify, or steal sensitive information.
5. SQL Injection Attacks: By exploiting vulnerabilities in a website's database, SQL injection attacks enable hackers to manipulate or gain unauthorized access to the underlying data.
6. Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Attacks: Hackers inject malicious scripts into web pages that are viewed by unsuspecting users, allowing them to steal information or hijack user sessions.
7. Social Engineering Attacks: Social engineering relies on manipulating human psychology to deceive individuals into divulging confidential information or performing actions that compromise security.