What is a Cyber Attack?
A cyber attack is a type of digital attack that involves the use of computer networks, systems, and devices to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorized access to a computer or network. Cyber attacks can take many forms, including malware, phishing, ransomware, and denial of service (DoS) attacks, and can be carried out by hackers, cybercriminals, or nation-states.
Cyber attacks can have serious consequences, including financial losses, damage to reputation, and the compromise of sensitive data or systems. They can be particularly harmful to businesses, governments, and other organizations that rely on computer networks and systems to operate.
To protect against cyber attacks, individuals and organizations can implement a range of security measures, such as antivirus and anti-malware software, firewalls, and strong passwords. It is also important to keep software and systems up to date and to be vigilant about suspicious emails or websites.