Some common types of cyber attacks include:
- Denial of Service – a malicious attempt to make a server or a network resource unavailable to users. These attacks have the potential to bring productivity to a standstill.
- Cyber Espionage – the use of computer networks to gain unlawful access to confidential information such as credit card details.
- Cyber Extortion – criminals encrypt data and then demand a ransom for the password.
- Point of Sale Intrusions – remote attack against the systems where retail transactions are conducted, specifically where card-present purchases are made.