Threats to Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has been a concern for every internet user all over the years. The right to privacy and safety is something that should be for everyone and not something that has to be looked out for each and every time you try to access your private credentials. However, it is unfortunate to say that, that is exactly what needs to be focused upon when you access your private credentials on a website or application. The rate of cybercrime has increased drastically in the past few years and needs to be focused on how to avoid it and how to not get your privacy breached.

Cyber attacks have been something have been constantly targeting private businesses every day and hence, might even rupture their entire site and leak private data or still manage to do a great amount of damage. Blackmails are very common when these hackers manage to take down your site in order to put it back up on the web. There may be various causes for these cyber threats and various ways that they can manage to affect you.

No matter how hard you try, there would be a point where your private credentials would be misused, and hence, today we will be discussing the various ways in which cybersecurity systems have their threats to face.

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Types of Cyber security threats

Various types of security threats are faced by various organizations on a daily basis, below are some of the very common threats.

Malware Attacks

Malware usually attacks computers in the very common form of social engineering, they can enter your PC very easily through various means, especially through various scam links and attachments. Once the malware enters your computer it can disrupt your entire operating system and monitor various activities that are performed on your computer as well as steal your important and private credentials while spying on your PC which can be later used to scam you.

There are various types of Malware attacks, some of which are listed below:

  • Ransomware
  • Trojan Viruses
  • Worms
  • Wiper Malware
  • Spyware
  • Fileless Malware
  • And various applications and website manipulations and abuses

Social Engineering Attacks

Social Engineering attacks refer to the hackers manipulating and tricking the PC user into following a set of instructions for their work purposes and instead attempting to steal their important credentials and security passwords and usernames. The hackers that manage to get sensitive information out of the user’s PC is insane.

Various types of Social Engineering Attacks are as follows

  • Phishing
  • Drive-by downloads
  • Baiting
  • Vishing
  • Malvertising
  • Scareware security threats
  • Spear Phishing
  • Scareware
  • Honey Trap
  • Pharming

Software Supply Chain Attacks

Software supply chain attacks are threats that are faced by organizations when one of their links that has been recently updated comes out to be either faulty or not secure enough to be safe from all the attacks that have endured upon it. These kinda attacks generally tend to exploit all the weak links that are created especially after an organization trusts in a third-party vendor for various patches and updates for the website and application.

Infrastructure weakness and trusting the wrong vendors to support your busy organization’s needs and requirements can cause problems as some might fix your problem for a temporary measure but when it comes to a trusted site, the security on the site would become very vulnerable and might be prone to attacks. Choose your vendors after thorough research and you might be just able to avoid such issues.

Zero-Day Exploit

These kinds of attacks are very malicious and cunning as these are the attacks that take place when the site of the organization is either vulnerable or taken down for maintenance. Huge organizations generally like to inform the public when their site or application services are down or are facing some issues. This is the right moment for hackers and invaders to be able to hack into the server or site and manage to steal important information especially financially required details.

Maintaining email security, firewalls and every sorry of protection during a maintenance update of the site is very necessary and recommended to not get invaded.


And as we observe above, most of the attacks would not directly affect your financial credentials but rather, destroy your site, and that in turn can cause a lot of damage, especially if the site is under their control and they try to blackmail you. It is suggested to report any sort of suspected cyber crime to your nearest branch and let them handle it rather than doing as the hackers might ask you to do. Hope that this article was helpful.