What is a cyberattack? A guide to the different methods cybercriminals use to harm computers and steal data


Dave Johnson Mar 10, 2021 via Business Insider

“We live in an age in which every major government, military organization, corporation, and medical institution relies on computer technology for nearly every aspect of its operation, and those systems are always at risk of being attacked.  A cyberattack is just that: an assault on a computer, computer network, or the data stored within that network. The intent of the attack can vary — some attacks are intended to disable the computer system while others intend to gain control over it. Still others intend to infiltrate the system to steal or destroy data. While cyberattacks are often aimed at organizations, individuals are not immune from cyberattack either.”

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