There are many kinds of cyber attack but these are some of the most common. Password attacks are one way for hackers or thieves to access your data and files. Malware attacks are when your network is breached and your files are damaged or stolen using worms, viruses, file infectors, spyware, trojans or ransomware. Phishing attacks usually arrive in an email or text message. They may seem to be from a trusted source but will often ask you to click on a link or attachment that opens the door to malware or a request for personal information. Drive-by attacks happen when a criminal plants malicious bits of script on a website. If you click on the script you’ll be directed to a site controlled by the attacker that then installs malware on your computer.