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Cybersecurity Awareness

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Cyber Attacks

A cyber attack is an attempt to disable computers, steal data, or use a breached computer system to launch additional attacks. Cybercriminals can use a variety of methods to launch a cyber attack including malware, phishing, ransomware, man-in-the-middle attack, and other methods.

  • Spoofing

    Spoofing, as it pertains to cybersecurity, is when someone or something pretends to be something else in an attempt to gain our confidence, get access to our systems, steal data, steal money, or spread malware. Spoofing attacks come in many forms, primarily: email spoofing, website spoofing etc.

  • Phishing

    Phishing attacks are the practice of sending fraudulent communications that appear to come from a reputable source. It is usually done through email. The goal is to steal sensitive data like credit card and login information, or to install malware on the victim’s machine.

Before you type in sensitive information like your username and password , make sure the website uses an HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) connection.