3 Common Cybersecurity Threats to Worry About

Cyber security is a practice of protecting the IT infrastructure from being compromised by unauthorized access to data centers and other computerized systems. Here are 3 types of common cyber attacks.

    Common Cybersecurity Threats
    Published By - Kelsey Taylor

    Cybersecurity is a practice of protecting valuable information, programs and networks from being attacked, stolen or compromised by unauthorized access to data centers and other computerized systems.

    We are living in a digital era. Whether it be booking a hotel room, shopping online or even booking a cab, we’re constantly using the internet and inherently constantly generating data.

    This data is generally stored on the cloud which is basically a huge data server or data center that you can access online, also we use an array of devices to access this data.

    Now for data exploits or hackers, it’s a golden age with so many access points, public IP addresses, and constant traffic.

    With tons of data to exploit, these hackers are having a good time exploiting vulnerabilities and creating malicious software for the same, and most of all cyber-attacks are evolving by the day.

    Hackers are becoming more innovative and creative with their malware and how they bypass virus scans and firewalls still baffle many people.

    Cyber-Threat is Everyone’s Concern

    Protect yourself from unauthorized access, as your data is easily accessible across the internet.

    Weak cybersecurity can lead to unauthorized access to your valuable information. After all, you wouldn’t leave your home unlocked when you’re heading off to the work. Below mentioned are some common types of cyber-threats:

    Malware: –

    Malware refers to a form of malicious or unwanted software that has been specifically designed to attain access to one’s computer and damage it without the knowledge of the user.

    It can replicate itself over the internet and can conceal itself in useful applications. There are different types of malware, which include worm, trojan horse, ransomware, viruses, adware, backdoor, spyware, and scareware.

    Phishing: –

    Phishing is a type of attack that steals the user’s personal information using deceptive e-mails or websites, which includes credit card numbers and login credentials.

    It occurs when an attacker, tricks a victim into opening an email, or text message. The recipient is then duped into clicking a malicious link, which can lead to the installation of malware.

    Man-in-the-middle (MitM): –

    A Man-in-the-middle attack is a form of eavesdropping which occurs when an attacker monitors the communication between a client and a server.


    Weak Cybersecurity can become your organization’s biggest liability. Any organization with sensitive data or assets can be attacked, regardless of size or industry.

    All organizations should seek to enhance their corporate information security procedures while avoiding common mistakes and pitfalls.

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    Kelsey manages Marketing and Operations at HiTechNectar since 2010. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Management. A tech fanatic and an author at HiTechNectar, Kelsey covers a wide array of topics including the latest IT trends, events and more. Cloud computing, marketing, data analytics and IoT are some of the subjects that she likes to write about.

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