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Cyber threat is a malignant and destructive act that tries to access a computer network through a data communications pathway, without gaining the right authorization or consent from the owners. With the advent of personal computers, cyber threats also came into the limelight. Cyber threats are often executed by hackers, trying to achieve unauthorized access to an individual’s personal information for either financial gain or to perform troublesome and mischievous acts; they hope to access private files by infiltrating and stealing data.

Cyber threats often cannot be expressively described as their effects may not be that obvious. However their uses and objectives such as authority, control, exploitation, reprisal, and profit are similar in most cases. Cyber threats are deceiving and misleading, they hold the potential to spoil the reputation of a company or an individual, thieve or pirate product designs and patents, manipulate governmental outcomes and proceedings, control power grids and systems, misuse industrial control systems, steal from payment systems, exploit  civilians’ confidential data and disclose organizations’ classified  intellectual property.

Cyber threats move promptly and come in many forms; they function simultaneously in different forms. It attacks the cyber crime victim in the form of malware, phishing, authentication attacks, data leaks and breaches, application attacks and ransomware.

Groups that involve in cyber crimes include hostile governments, terrorists, industrial spies, organized crime unions, hacktivists, and hackers; apart from these recognized cyber criminals, in some very rare cases, vengeful employees and spiteful intruders too involve in cyber threats.


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