The 10 Most Common Cyberattack Methods

The 10 Most Common Cyberattack Methods

Feb 14, 2021 / Kron

Complex cyber​​attacks have been placing people, institutions, or states in a difficult situation both financially and morally in recent years. Worldwide repercussions, such as the leaks of confidential photos and videos of celebrities, theft of sensitive data from companies, and the publication of secret government documents, are all carried out through cyberattacks. As the measures taken to prevent such attacks on the increasing the attack surface improve, so increase the number, methods, and threats associated with cyberattacks. Here are some common cyberattack methods that we come across all over the world.


It is used to disseminate malicious software such as malware, viruses, trojans and worms. It is the most common cyberattack tool in the digital world. Malware can infiltrate different technological devices, especially computers, and it can render devices or systems inoperable. Malware can reproduce, hide, and facilitate remote control, allowing malicious people access.

DDoS vs DoS

DDoS and DoS, which stand for Distributed Denial of Services and Denial of Services, are still among the most popular cyberattack methods, although they have decreased in effect due to security measures developed in recent years. DDoS and DoS cause online services or websites to crash by inundating them with multiple requests. This type of attack is expected to be on the rise again with the development of 5G.


Phishing directly targets people and is used to steal important information such as identity or credit card information. Phishing enables malicious software to be downloaded to computers or phones through web shells, and is usually carried out through links sent to e-mail addresses.

SQL Injection

Most databases are developed to be compatible with SQL. Websites that receive data from their users also send this data to SQL databases. Malicious people can exploit SQL vulnerabilities and access that data. In some cases, hackers can also write SQL codes in a web form asking for a name and address, among other personal information, to accelerate the process of stealing user information.


Man-in-the-Middle is another cyberattack method carried out over the internet that can seize a lot of information from users by impersonating the services they want to access. For instance, you can unintentionally connect to a Man-in-the-Middle internet access because it looks like a Wi-Fi point in central places. Once that happens, the websites you visit and the information you input become easily visible to cyberattackers.


Using the cryptojacking method, hackers can perform cryptocurrency transactions using other people's computers or mobile devices. When the method was first used, cyberattackers who infiltrated devices using malicious links and e-mail attachments would work with codes processed into websites.

Zero Day Exploit

Zero Day Exploit is a type of software that exploits vulnerabilities in operating systems and can infiltrate devices by installing or updating operating system tools. Zero Day Exploit is among the most difficult malware to notice, and can cause great harm to organizations as well as individuals.

Passwords Attack

As the name suggests, Passwords Attacks can damage personal or corporate accounts by decrypting passwords, and can be carried out using different methods. The most common of these is to have malware find the current/easy password by trying different password combinations one after another. One of the most effective ways to prevent such interference is to ensure access security with two-factor authentication solutions or session managers.

Eavesdropping Attack

An Eavesdropping Attack is a passive cyberattack method that consists of infiltrating users' computers or smart devices and listen to them. With this method, cyberattackers can access many sensitive data like credit card or identity information. They can even ask various questions of the other party by displaying them on the computer screen in order to steal an individual’s financial, medical or critical assets.

Supply Chain Attack

Supply chain attacks aim to infiltrate a system and access critical data with the help of a third party service provider. Inadequately secure services enable these attacks to become successful. In this type of attack, industries such as telecom, finance, energy, health, and public institutions where big data is stored are targeted. When infiltration occurs as a result of supply chain attacks, it can lead to financial losses and affect brand reputation negatively. This can happen in many verticals, with serious consequences like the disclosure of data for industrial spying purposes or disruption of production processes.

Cyber​​attackers use different methods that threaten the cyber security of individuals and institutions, and they continually develop these methods. Kron’s advanced Privileged Access Management (PAM) solution, Single Connect, effectively and actively fights against all these cyberattack methods, and ensures business continuity safely in the digital world. Contact us for more information.


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