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How do cybercriminals target businesses?

On Behalf of | Sep 13, 2021 | Business Law, Commercial Litigation |

No matter the size of your business, cybercrime can not only destroy your reputation, cost you money but it can lead to litigation against your company.

According to IBM, cybercriminals have sophisticated tools at their disposal to attack companies. To protect your business, you have to prepare for a variety of cyberattacks.

DoS attacks

Attackers design DoS attacks to flood your system’s resources and overwhelm them. When under attack, you cannot respond to service requests and your system may lose its ability to perform.

Backdoor trojans

When it comes to cyberattacks, most people have some familiarity with Trojans. Trojans create backdoor vulnerability to your company’s system. The attacker gains access remotely and may have complete control of your system.

DNS tunneling

DNS tunneling is a transactional protocol. Criminals use DNS tunneling to extra data or to establish communication with a server.


You should prepare your staff for phishing schemes. If you receive an email designed to look like it came from a legitimate source asking for your log-in information, this is phishing. Phishing scams target credit card numbers, log-in information and sensitive data.


Malware is a common way for criminals to access your system. Malware is software and when it infects your system, the whole system may fail.


Ransomware is a type of malware. It uses encryption to take advantage of a system’s weaknesses and holds the data hostage. Cybercriminals who use ransomware may request payment in exchange to release your system.

XXS attacks

An XXS attack occurs when a person inserts a malicious code into a website or application. Cybercriminals design the application to collect user information. Attackers may use Microsoft VCScript, Adobe Flash, JavaScript and ActiveX.

When you suffer a cyberattack, the interruption can lead to serious financial loss.