4 Most Common Cyber Threats and How to Protect Yourself

Cyber threats are a fact of life on the internet. That’s why it’s important to know what the most common cyber threats there are out there and how to protect yourself. A cyber threat is an intentional abuse of a computer system, network, of technology-dependent system. Malicious software alters code, data, or logic, with the results being potentially devastating for network security.
The following are the most common cyber threats you need to protect yourself against:


A backdoor is when an unauthorized user bypasses normal security measures to gain access to a computer system or application. Backdoors can come with software that appears genuine, which is how it can make its way into your system. A hacker may use a backdoor once it’s on your system to steal your data or place more malicious and destructive code on your device.


Mining cryptocurrencies takes a lot of computing power. That’s why some bad actors use other peoples’ computers to mine cryptocurrency for them, without getting permission to do so. This can occur if you click on a malicious link in an email or somewhere else, loading a mining code. Another method makes use of JavaScript code to execute within your browser when it’s loaded. Since it runs in the background, you may not even realize there’s mining code running, besides your computer being slow.


Formjacking occurs when a hacker places a malicious JavaScript code into a site with the intention of taking over something like a credit card form at a shop’s checkout page. They will collect any personal data input into the form. When you click the button to send the data, it goes to the hacker’s machine. This information can then be used in a malicious way.

DNS Cache Poisoning

DNS stands for Domain Name System, which is a system used to convert website names into IP addresses used to access websites. If a hacker can access the DNS cache, it will exploit the DNS servers so that visitors to a site will get redirected to a fake or malicious site.

Protect Yourself With Network Security

With all of these threats, and more, it’s essential to protect yourself with network security. IT Partners is experienced with these common cyber threats and can protect your network, ensuring it will always be secure. The security audit we perform will identify any potential issues. After that, we create a security solution that meets your needs. Ensure your network security is as good as it can be by contacting us today and learning more about how we can help.

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