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Hacking into a computer’s network system and extracting unauthorized information without the user’s consent is what is known as cyberattack. There are various forms of cyber-attacks and the include; phishing, malware, cross-site scripting, structured query language (SQL) attack, denial of services (DOS) and session hijacking.
For a phishing attack to take place, a dubious email attachment is sent to a computer system and upon opening it a malware is automatically installed into the computer altering the normal performance of the targeted computer. To allow for immediate click on a malicious link sent, an attacker creates a link that is likely to entice the user to click on it as it could create some sense of urgency, confusion or quick gratification which may be in form of a monetary promise.
Phishing attacks may take various forms which are; clone phishing, spear attacks, whaling, pharming and clone phishing.Whaling attacks are usually focused on high profile targets with the aim of capturing company’s data, company’s intellectual property and personal credential that can be used to blackmail or even sold at black market. Changes are made to a legitimate message by sending false URLs and attachments to a user and upon opening it, a malware is installed. By getting details such as a company’s email address and website, the company’s logo, an attacker is able to craft an email that looks real to the specific target who happens to be the high profile workers in a company and once clicked a malware is installed therefore altering the normal function of a computer.
Email protection techniques include; change of passwords, use of strong passwords, spam filters and use of certified antivirus. A program designed to stop false emails from getting into a user’s inbox is called a spam filter Organizing emails in a decent manner also known as email filtering reduces the chances of a spam or computer virus having its way into the inbox. Email filtering can take the form of; inbound filtering or outbound filtering.
Scanning of a message delivered on the internet by a filtering system is knowing as inbound filtering. Outbound filtering allows for the scanning of a message from local users before it can deliver to the rest of the users through the internet. Employees have to follow the emailing ethics as mail filters are commonly used to ensure that any inappropriate or distasteful outgoing email is noted and action was taken on whoever sent it.