We see and hear the term all the time now. Malware. We think we know the ins and outs of it, but there are multiple ways malware can affect businesses. According to a 2014 cyber-security industry report, around 20% of business computers were hosting some type of malware. So you can image where it stands now in 2017.
Actually, malware is a rather vague term and it encompasses multiple threats. Each threat on your computer can be lethal and they all attack in different ways.
Ransomware holds your computer and its files hostage and viruses attack and spread to other computers associated with your business. This has been a top story on the news for some time now.
Adware can be harmful for businesses due to easy access. It boils down to software that automatically downloads unwanted advertising material.
Spyware sounds like a cool title for an espionage action flick, but in reality it’s software whose goal is to gather as much info about your company without you ever knowing, or knowing when the damage has already been done.
Trojan Horse is one of the all-time most treacherous viruses. It’s used to hack into your company’s computers by misleading it’s true intent. If you know your Greek history, it will make sense.
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