5 Most Common Cyber Threats

Cybercriminals are getting bigger, wiser, and resourceful. They have many ways to penetrate your network system and create as many damages as they want. By knowing what are the most common and powerful cyber threats will allow you to take extra security measures that will protect you from getting attacked.

We have listed below the 5 Most Common Cyber Threats you may encounter:

1. Malware

Malware is like software programs designed to damage your computer. Trojan horses, viruses, ransomware, spyware, and worms are the best examples of Malware.

2. Phishing

This attack or cyber threat is coming from email. This threat normally is on the non-legitimate or malicious links and attachments.

3. Distributed Denial of Service attack

This is the type of attack wherein attackers sent a high volume of data traffic to your network which will cause your system to crash due to overloading.

4. Man-in-the-middle attack

The man-in-the-middle attack is quite the same as eavesdropping in a human term. The attacker pretends to the person or party in the conversation. They are the ones who alter the communication between two parties who believes that they are communicating with each other.

5. Password attack

This is one of the very common types of attacks. The attackers tried to gain access to your data or network by over passing a user’s password.


Cybercriminals will not do anything but harm your computer or network system. They will steal your data and damage your computer system. By knowing the cyber threats will allow you to take proper precautionary steps or actions to secure and protect your network.

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