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Could somebody tell me the different types of cybersecurity threats?

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There are various cybersecurity threats that could potentially harm or disrupt the services of a computer or a network system, once deployed.

Some common cybersecurity threats existing are:

Malware attacks are types of attacks when malicious software, which includes ransomware, viruses, and worms. 

Phishing/Spoofing is the type of threat which is done using e-mail, which is sent from an attacker to a user posing as a legitimate source to compromise the network safety, and to enter the computer systems by manipulating the user to divulge personal information.

A man-in-the-middle attack is another type of cyber threat that occurs when the attacker gains access and then enters between the 2-party transaction. Attacks like these happen mostly through unsafe or unsecured public Wi-Fi.

A denial-of-service attack is a type of attack wherein the attacker floods the servers, systems, or networks with unwanted traffic due to which, the website sometimes crashes or ceases to respond or would take a long time to fulfill legitimate requests. 

SQL injection is a type of attack in which an attacker inserts malicious codes into a sever that uses SQL-Structured Query Language and forces the server to reveal the information that the server doesn’t disclose at normal conditions.

A zero-day exploit is a type of attack which is timed at a window just after the validation of a network’s vulnerability but before patching is done to fix the vulnerability.

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