A cyber attack is any attempt to gain unauthorized access to a computer, computing system, or computer network with the intent to cause damage.
Cyber attacks are aimed at shutting down, disrupting, disrupting, or controlling computer systems, and modifying, blocking, deleting, manipulating, or stealing data stored on those systems.
A cyber attack can be launched from anywhere by any person or group using one or more different attack strategies.
People who conduct cyber attacks are generally considered cybercriminals. They are often referred to as intruders, intruders, and hackers. These include people who go it alone, relying on their computer skills to design and carry out malicious attacks.
They can also belong to a crime syndicate, working with other threat actors to find weaknesses or problems in computer systems called vulnerabilities that can be exploited for criminal purposes.
Government-backed teams of computer experts are also conducting cyber attacks. They have been identified as nation state attackers and have been accused of attacks on the information technology (IT) infrastructure of other governments, as well as non-governmental organizations such as businesses, non-profit organizations, and utilities.