Malware is a software that is installed in your system by a third party without your knowledge. Malware can allow remote access of your system’s information or manipulate your files. Often, a malware attacks through a banner ad or insecure website. In most cases, even the website owner doesn’t know of its presence.
Nowadays, phishing is the most common and the most dangerous form of cyber attack among youngsters because it captures the credentials of users via hyperlinks of legitimate-looking fake websites, especially of banks and credit card companies. The links are sent through emails that also look like legitimate.
Ransomware, as the name suggests, is another form of malware that encrypts the critical data of a user and asks for ransom in return of that information. Usually, ransomware gets into a system either through infected pen drive/hard drive or an email attachment. Also, the websites that provide unauthorized software updates, software cracks, and key generators are the home of ransomware.
Yes, cyber-bullying is another devastating form of cyber attack that affects the young generation the most. It enables cyber criminals to aggressively behave, harass, and bully the victims via social media or other communication channel. The increasing use of social media among youngsters is the main reason for cyber-bullying. It is considered the most severe cyber attack as it hurts the victim emotionally.