The 10 Most Common Cyberattack Methods

The 10 Most Common Cyberattack Methods

Feb 14, 2021 / Kron

Complex cyber​​attacks 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 increasing the attack surface and in a result of this there is an increase number in the cyberattack methods and threats. Here are some common cyberattack methods that we come across all over the world.


It is used to identify malicious software such as malware, viruses, trojans and worms. It is the most common cyberattack tool in the digital world. Types of malware that can be infiltrated to different technological devices, especially computers and it can render devices or systems inoperable. A malware can reproduce, hide, and provide remote control by allowing malicious people to access them.

DDoS ve DoS

DDoS and DoS, which stands 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 the security measures developed in recent years. DDoS and DoS, which causes online services or websites to crash by sending multiple requests to online services, websites. This type of attacks expected to be on the rise again with 5G.


Phishing directly targets people and 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, is usually carried out through links sent to e-mail addresses.

SQL Injection

Most databases are developed to be compatible with code written in SQL. Websites that receive data from their users also send this data to SQL databases. Malicious people who exploit SQL vulnerabilities can thus access users' information. In some cases, hackers can also write SQL codes in a web form that asks for a name and address. In this way, they accelerate the process of stealing user information much more.

Man in the Middle

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


With 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 can now work with codes processed into websites.

Zero Day Exploit

Zero Day Exploit, a type of software that can infiltrate devices by installing or updating operating system tools which can be applied by using vulnerabilities in operating systems. 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, is carried out with different methods. The most common of these is to find the current / easy password by entering different password combinations one after another by malware. 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

Eavesdropping Attack is a passive cyberattack method that can infiltrate users' computers or smart devices and listen to them. With this method, cyberattackers can access many sensitive data like credit card informations or identity informations. They can even ask various questions to the other party via the computer screen in order to steal the financial, medical or critical assets of a person.

Supply Chain Attack

Supply chain attacks aims to infiltrate a system and have the purpose to acces critical data with the help of a third party service provider. Inadequately secure services enables these attacks to become succesful. In this type of attack, industries such as telecom, finance, energy, health and public institutions where big data management takes place are targeted. When the act of infiltration occurs as a result of attacks, it can lead to financial losses and effects brand reputation negatively. This can happen in many verticals like the disclosure of data for spying purposes or disruption of production processes.

Cyber​​attackers have different methods that threaten the cyber security of individuals and institutions, and they develop these methods day by day. In order to fight effectively against all these methods and to ensure business contiunity safely in the digital world, you can also get information about Kron's cyber security services or you can benefit from Single Connect which is one of the world's most advanced Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions to carry out the ultimate access security.

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