Types of hacking
One of the most frequent threats of hacking is those faced by the websites. It is very common to see a particular website or online account being hacked open intentionally using unauthorized access and its contents being changed or made public. The web sites of political or social organizations are the frequent targets by groups or individuals opposed to them. It is also not uncommon to see governmental or national information website being hacked. Some of the well-known methods in website hacking are:
This implies replicating the original website so that the unsuspecting user enters the information like account password, credit card details, which the hacker seizes and misuses. The banking websites are the frequent target for this.
These are released by the hacker into the files of the website once they enter into it. The purpose is to corrupt the information or resources on the website.
· UI redress
In this method the hacker creates a fake user interface and when the user clicks with the intent of going to a certain website, they are directed to another site altogether.
· Cookie theft
Hackers accesses the website using malicious codes and steal cookies which contain confidential information, login passwords etc.
· DNS spoofing
This basically uses the cache data of a website or domain that the user might have forgotten about. It then directs the data to another malicious website.