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What Are The Biggest Cyber Threats?

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The Biggest Cyber Threats are the types where Countries target each others military defense system and classified information.

Cyber terrorism an Espionage can potentially undermined an entire government. Yet it's nothing compared a Pure Worm.

All that a Pure Worm needs to cause major destruction is a suitable environment. They usually originate out of network failure or some unexpected event.

What Makes A Pure Worms Or Network Borne Worms Truly Dangers?

Unlike computer viruses or malware injections to a specific network; for the malicious purposes of a deliberate attack.

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Which still requires human intervention to inject or specific actions from the user to detonate the attack.

Another quality of common computer viruses (no matter how lethal the payload). They can easily be traced back to the initial infection method, which can be link to can Cybercriminals, Cyber terrorism or Espionage.

A Pure Worms On The Other Hand Are Totally Independent From Humans

Unlike other malware as mention above, a pure worm just need the right breeding place. And Guess What?

The internet provides the most fertile grounds for it to come about. Because all the networks are interconnected like a enormous spider-web.

Meaning the spread can easily relay from one system to another without much effort. The spreading of such attack can also spread more rapidly.

What Are The Characteristics Of A Pure Worms?

As previously mentioned it is independent from human interference. A few examples on its independent powers are as follows:

  • A Pure Worms is borne on a network of your ISP or Any other Service Provider.
  • It sends itself through the internet connection. Unlike most infections that are transfer itself opened files, malware infected websites, emails, USB flash drive, etc.
  • It sends itself to your email and automatically send new emails, forwards and replies without human activity.
  • All it needs is internet to go on autopilot and it does the same to all your email receivers. They don't even have to open the mails to execute it.

Explaining how the internet works requires a dedicated website. And even that wouldn't even give you a basic idea.

Where Is The Internet Situated?

The web has established a platform of its own. It is seen as an entire new plane of existence.

We go to the net digitally:

Do window shopping, browse product deals, recipes, look for direction, advice, information, books, news and beyond what earth can offer.

Just like: Earth, Wind, Fire And Water are independent elements. The web exists in the ether element; hence we refer to computer network cables as ethernet.

For those who don't know "ether" is what surrounds everything within our atmosphere. It can't be seen but it is between you and every object.

When you scream and your voice Echo back to you, it gives you an experience of ether. Sound and signals travels through the ether that surrounds us.

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"Ether" is further described as quoted below:

(Ancient philosophy) A classical physical element, considered as prevalent in the heavens and inaccessible to humans. In some versions of alchemy, this was the fifth element in addition to air, earth, fire and water. source -English Dictionary

Since Ether is considered another plane of its own, hence the names: Cyberspace, Cyber World, etc.

We are joined to the hip to it; like men to women, or like jeans to sneakers.

So much so that even though we may be physically present in public place; surrounded by many other people.

Of a similar power are we addicted to tapping our smartphones, which gives enough reason to say:

Our external social lives are now replaced by Digital Social lifestyles (Social Media). And likewise is verbal communication replaced with Digital Chat Services (WhatsApp, etc).

What Is The Threat Of Unauthorized Access To Other Countries Cyber Space?

Code Cracking of Countries Military Defense Systems is another one of the Biggest Cyber Threats.

Aside from the obvious Danger of entire Countries up against each other Countries. Or declaration of Cyber War.

Which can also be initiated by independent militant Groups also described as cyber terrorism.

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Imagine the Demanding requirements of "Ransomware" attacks on Government Level:
  • Picture the importance of encrypted documents seized attackers and what makes it so important for governments to submit to the attackers.
  • Logically speaking, cybercriminals that has the nerve to keep Governments/Countries hostage digitally; are truly on a dangerous-class of their own.
  • Some of us are even scared to ignore traffic tickets. And here are they: "Hijacking Large Classified Database."

What Are Three Examples Of Intentional Computer And Network Threats?

  1. Weaponization: Creating advanced software to bypass security encryption and remain undetected. While secretly detecting vulnerabilities and sending feedback to the authors.
  2. Network Exploitation: After discovering weaknesses the malware may use it as a platform to undermine the cyber network.
  3. Installation Of Backdoor Trojans: This procedure is also known as Remote Access Trojan’s (RAT) which does what it says it gives the impostors unauthorized privilege access to destroy your security defense systems.

Malicious Exposure Of Classified Documents:

Such as government secrets, private informations on citizenship, military databases, weapon designs, Corporate blueprints, TAX, and so on.

Even more alarmingly, are all kinds of sensitive operations procedures and information of every citizen; are stored on some protected national database.

Advancements Like 5 G Networks Makes It Even More Difficult To Manage Large Burst Of Data

5 G Networks are up to 8 times faster than 4 G internet speeds. And this large explosions of data makes, it more even more dynamic. And information privacy becomes a major issue.

Which means as technology improves so are the risks associated with a public cyberspace Explosively-Ballooning.

Meaning the roads ahead are filled with major cyber threats, aside from the ones that we're already buried under.

Similar To Land Or Airspace Ever Country Protects Their Cyberspace

Because the online military deployment is a reality and Cyber Wars are already taking place under our noses.

At the same time every Country has a gateway that manages data as it seemingly streams into their cyberspace.

SAIX (South African Internet Exchange) is an example of such. Mobile networks buy license rights from Telkom the monopoly runner.

And from those whole sales, it goes to suppliers and finally gets distributed to Medium and Smaller Businesses.

So you imagine the power of the internet, and how vulnerable large groups of databases are to dangerous minds.

How Privacy Attacks Change The Way We Use The Internet?

Governments usually keep all the individual data of citizens. Such as medical data, credit records, education status or other citizenship information on organized platforms; managed by specific departments.

On the other hand, they also keep the entire country's secrets on some hidden, multiple layer encrypted database. Which is only known to a selected few.

No matter how secure you may think it is; every system has a cyber security drawback; and that is the user.

Extortion, espionage, corruption, information leaks, negligence and recklessness are examples of human weaknesses.

In Summary:

There are two types of large Cyber Threats - One is technically or network failure related like Pure Worms; While the others requires human intervention like Cyber Terrorism.

The Biggest Cyber terrorism attacks are the types that involves large entities, corporation, political parties, global resources and other powerful sources.

Because the Ripple-Effects of the attack is unimaginably vast like a "Digital Nuclear Explosion" it may even collapse an entire administration and inhabitants.

  • Let's picture the possibility of your Country's national credit information database being targeted. One successful attempt may leave millions vulnerable exposed.
  • Another example is if some syndicate get access to military data like atomic weapons. Imagine the potential destruction it can cause: Learn more how nuclear weapons work.
  • And the destruction these weapons cause is something you and I don't want to ever experience. Learn more about Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The internet makes our world smaller. It offers more convenience, simplicity and sophistication on the one hand.

But also more indecent exposed like the hidden camera videos online and adult content. Which brings us to one conclusion it is as secure as the user behind the computer.

Besides any unstable person can buy illegal or malicious codes on the "Dark Web", even the most inexperienced browsers. This leaves us with only one option to keep learning the latest cybercrime trends (bookmark this webpage), practice good online behaviour and protect our home networks from intruders.