The actions executed by persons with harmful intentions that seeks unlawfully access to important/confidential data, disrupt all types of digital operations or to damage necessary information are known as Cyber Security Threats.
Cyber attackers uses any individual’s or company’s sensitive data to gain access of their financial accounts or to steal information, among other potentially harmful actions, it is essential to keeping all types of private data protected.
Cyber Threats Sources
Some common cyber threats sources against organizations are:
Cyber Security Threats Types
The various types of cyber security threats are:
Malware is malicious software like ransomware, spyware, viruses or worms. It gets activated when any user clicks on the malicious link or attachment, which results installation of dangerous software. And when malware once gets activated it can:
According to CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) Emotet is a progressive, segmental banking Trojan that chiefly functions as a dropper or downloader of other banking Trojans. It is among the most destructive and costly malware.
Denial of service also known as DoS is a cyber-attack that floods computer or network which restricts respond requests. Distributed DoS (DDoS) also does the same thing, however the attack generates from computer network.
When the hackers insert themselves in between two-party transaction it is known as man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack. After interfering in the traffic, they filter and steal data. MITM attacks generally happen when visitors use unsecured public Wi-Fi network.
Phishing attacks practise fake communication like an email, to trick the receiver thereby making them to open it and carry out the instructions mentioned inside, like providing credit card details, etc.
SQL (Structured Query Language) injection is a cyber-attack type which results insertion of malicious code in the server which uses SQL. The server releases information when it gets infected.
With correct password, a cyber-attacker can access the treasure of information. Social engineering is a common password attack type it heavily relies on human interaction and often includes tricking people for breaking the standard security practices.
Cyber Security Solutions
Organizations use cyber security solutions tools to defend against cyber security threats, physical disasters, accidental damage, as well as other threats.
The main security solutions types are: