Firstly We Wil Discuss About Cyberattack or we will also say virtual attack.

A Cyberattack is a type of attack that will be done against a computer system, network infrastructure, personal system to gain some information, alter data, delete some data for their profit or we can say for some other reason’s.

Attackers use various methods to launch cyber attacks against a person/organization some of them are phishing, denial of service (DOS), and others also.

Most Common Types of Cyber Attack

There are some common types of cyberattacks used by cybercriminals that are given below.

Malware Or RAT Attack

Malware Refers to the application that will perform malicious activities in your system to do their task set by the cybercriminal. It is Similar to Remote Access Trojan (RAT) Which is used to control any system remotely.

It is the Most common Method To launch Cyberattack By zombies or Botnet to perform that attack and it is a very wide level attack launched against MNC’s Companies.


It is the Most trending method and By 2019 to till present, it will be the rapidly growing method used by attackers to make money.

In this victim’s download the ransomware after that it will encrypt all of your files and demand ransom amount if you will pay ransom amount then they will decrypt all files or give you decrypt key otherwise the hacker will delete all of your data.


It is the most common type of attack in this an attacker used their social engineering skills to trick you to gain information or trick you to install malicious software.

Phishing is done mostly through email and web pages. It is a very common method because it is very simple and easy to use.

DoS and DDoS Attacks

It is used to disrupt services given by that server. Every server has given some services to its users. This method is used to stop their services given to users.

This attack has two types DoS And another is DDoS. DoS stands for denial of service attack and DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of services attack.

If an attack was Low/Mid-level then we will say it is a DoS attack It performs against a person/Small organization.

If an attack was High level then we will say it is a DDoS attack It performs against Big Companies or MNC’s.

Zero-day exploit

If a vulnerability exists in the system/network and any black hat hacker finds it and then they will be exploiting that vulnerability and the time frame between the hacker finds a vulnerability and the company patch it. At that time that attacks Known as a Zero-day exploit

So These are the 5 Most Commonly Used attacks. Those are used By cybercriminals.


If You want to safe from such an attack you have to audit your security on a weekly/monthly basis And create a Firewall and Create a packet filtering system For Your organization.

Awareness of the Latest attack methods and techniques is necessary to prevent that attack and follow our Publication To Aware about that attacks.

Priyanshu Vijayvargiya

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of 'Virtualattacks Inc' Priyanshu Vijayvargiya is a cybersecurity analyst, Information Security professional, developer, and a white hat hacker.

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