HOW NETWORKS GET HACKED
Why is this info so important? Knowing how cyber thieves attack is crucial for formulating and deploying defense mechanisms to protect all of your companies systems and users. This also helps the IT techs to understand threats, where they originate and how to protect all of their clients’ networks.
WHAT ARE 4 COMMON WAYS HACKERS
GAIN ACCESS TO NETWORKS?
Social Engineering attacks are the one most effective and popular ways cyber gangs deliver malware into an organizations network. Usually the delivery arrives as an infected file or document via email, which when opened by an unsuspecting user, lets the hacker in
the back door of a company’s network.
Credential Phishing is when the hackers create a web site to mimic an official site, then ask a user to enter their account details.
Another phishing scheme on the rise, is when a user receives an email or text saying there is a security issue with their device and someone would like to call them back to resolve the problem. The cyber thief will then call and ask the victim to install remote access
or malware, which then allows a hacker access the network.
Vulnerability Exploits simply means any system, that is available to the public or systems that have a remote desktop protocol, can be easily scanned for known vulnerabilities that haven’t been patched, then targeted for exploitation.
INITIAL ACCESS BROKERAGE
Initial Access Brokerage is like a business ring of hackers. The initial attack begins with a hacker(s) harvesting company login credentials to gain access to an organizations system. Then, they sell the access to other cyber gangs on the Dark Web and beyond, who will initiate the attack. Hackers who sell a company’s login credentials to other cyber thieves, profit nearly $5,000.
DEFENSE SOLUTIONS TO PROTECT YOUR NETWORK
AI BASED EDR
AI based EDR is one of the top ways to your systems. ITC can set this up, and the first two weeks EDR is set for detect mode. They reset the mode post two weeks, and your networks and endpoints are ready to detect, dismiss and remove breaches before they happen. This is amazing technology.