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A Cyberthreat is anything that can harm systems or data, and by extension the people or organizations associated with them. This can be through destruction, theft, alteration, disclosure, or denial of access/service.

A cyber threat can come from malicious actors or nation-states. These threats can disrupt, destroy, or threaten the delivery of essential services and information to the public and can cause long-term damages to the economy, health, and national security.

Sophisticated threats are becoming increasingly common, including state-sponsored attacks against private enterprises and governments. These programs range from propaganda and website defacement to espionage, and even disruption of key infrastructure, such as electricity grids or gas control valves.

The Global Financial System is a target of many cyberattacks, exposing it to the risk of data breaches that could undermine trust and halt digital innovation. This is especially true as the world experiences an unprecedented digital revolution that is being fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic and global competitiveness.

There are several ways cyber threats can affect a financial system, such as theft of intellectual property or access to credit card numbers or bank accounts. These threats are typically carried out by malware or spyware, which can install a backdoor that allows attackers to enter into an organization and steal confidential information from it.

Malvertising is a tactic that involves embedding malicious codes in advertising links, often on social media and websites. It can lead to phishing attacks that target individuals with fraudulent ads.