Cyberattack is an umbrella term for any form of cybercrime that sets out to intentionally attack computer devices, networks, or infrastructures. Cyberattackers may have different reasons for their actions, such as money, revenge for moral causes or notoriety. 

Some examples of cyberattacks include:

  • A DDoS attack is a type of cyberattack aimed at the disruption of a service, server, or network by flooding it with online traffic.
  • A social engineering attack fools the user into divulging private data, installing malware, or sending money to the attacker.

How to stop a cyberattack

  • With the use of antivirus, you can effectively stop malware from infecting your system. An antivirus helps with the identification and removal of any malicious code. 
  • Get a premium VPN to guard against any kind of cyberattack. 
  • Do not connect to public Wi-Fi without a VPN. Cybercriminals can lay in public connections to do damage. 
  • Regularly update your device’s operating system and all connected software. In doing so, you ensure you have the latest updates to combat any potential threats. 
  • Be mindful of the amount of personal information you upload onto social media platforms.