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10 ways attackers gain access to networks

May 19, 2022

A joint multi-national cybersecurity advisory has revealed the top ten attack vectors most exploited by cybercriminals in order to gain access to organisation networks, as well as the techniques they use to gain access.

The advisory cites five techniques used to gain leverage:

  1. Public facing applications. Anything internet-facing can be a threat if not properly patched and updated. Whether a glitch, bug, or design, a poorly secured website or database can be the launchpad for an exploit.
  2. External remote services. Theft of valid accounts is often combined with remote corporate services like VPNs or other access mechanisms. This allows attackers to infiltrate and persist on a network.

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