6 most common website hacking techniques in 2020
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Jul 26, 2020
Hacking is not considered a legal activity if it intends to steal one's data and use it for illegal purposes. But, some of the cybersecurity companies use it to track the unlawful activists on the social media platform by breaking into their website admin portal and limiting their access to the media. But most often, illegal hackers use it for their unlawful aims and damages the identities of the public websites by misusing their personal information. The following are some techniques that the hackers use for their nasty intention, and we should all be aware of them to stay safe from intruder activities.
Start with the phishing technique, which includes the duplication of a public website to steal the money and personal information of the original site. In this technique, the hacker makes a repetitive website, and when the customer enters the credit card details on the page, the hacker steals the money or use the information for some illegal purpose.
2. Virus and malicious code
A professional hacker can easily slide into the websites' database and infect it with some virus or malicious code. Viruses and malicious software are available in the market that hackers use to damage your site and online reputation.
3. Cookie theft:
4. Denial of Service (DoS\DDoS)
We all have heard about DDoS, but most of us don't know what it exactly is. DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service. Sometimes hackers also attack it to make the specific server unavailable for the users and customers. Hacker cracks the server by sending countless amounts of requests to the server. The server becomes unable to respond to all the requests and hence, crashes. The horrible thing about this technique is that it is not a time-consuming technique.
5. DNS spoofing
It is the most terrible technique for it makes a chain of damage. It uses the cached data from the past activities that all of us mostly forget about. It makes severe changes in the domain, and as a result, the traffic that comes at a website is directed to a malicious website. A hacker can also set up this attack in such a way that an infected DNS server may infect the DNS server, which makes a chain of infected servers infect others.
6. SQL injections:
If you give exposure to your SQL database and libraries to others, hackers can slide into those libraries and steal your confidential data. In this whole process, SQL injections play the primary role. These injections are apparently simple but can destroy your entire crucial and sensitive data, so beware!