Cyber Security Threats: Types And Definitions: Web Uncle

 Cyber Security threats are the activities which are aimed at exploiting vulnerabilities in computer system and networks. These threats steals, damages and manipulates online stored data and disturb the normal functioning of any organization.

Cyber Security Threats

Common Cyber Security Threats:


Malware is one of the malicious software that is designed to infiltrate a computer and harm it. It also can take the form of viruses, worms, trojans, ransomware and spyware.


Phishing threats are type of social engineering attacks in which the trap people by gaining their trust with their social trust gaining skills and than they steal the usernames, password, mails, credit card details.

DoS and DDoS Attacks:

DoS and DDoS stands for Denial of Service and Distributed Denial of service. These threats are aimed to overload a network and cash it with the help of flood in network. After it the make the network unavailable for the users to legitimate the users.

Insider Threats:

Insider threats refer to employees, contractors, or other authorized personnel who intentionally or unintentionally cause harm to an organization’s information systems or data.

Advanced Persistent Threats(APTs):

APTs are one of the sophisticated threats that are designed to get unauthorized access to a network and remain undetected inside it for a long period to steal sensitive data.

Zero day Attack:

Zero-day attacks refer to attacks that exploit unknown vulnerabilities in software or hardware before a patch or fix is available, making them difficult to detect and defend against.

Ransomware Attack:

Ransomware attacks involve encrypting a victim’s data and demanding payment to release the encryption key. Ransomware attacks can cause significant financial and reputational damage to organizations.

Ransomware Attack

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