Malware

Cyber Attack

What is a Malware Attack?

What is a Malware attack? 

Malware is an all-encompassing term for a variety of cyber threats including Trojans, viruses and worms. Malware is simply defined as code with malicious intent that typically steals data or destroys something on the computer.

How does it work? 

Malware is most often introduced to a system through email attachments, software downloads or operating system vulnerabilities.

How can I prevent it? 

 

The best way to prevent malware is to avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from unknown senders. This is sometimes done by deploying robust and updated firewalls, which prevent the transfer of large data files over the network in a hope to weed out attachments that may contain malware.

It’s also important to make sure your computer’s operating system (e.g. Windows, Mac OS X, Linux) uses the most up-to-date security updates. Software programmers update programs frequently to address any holes or weak points. It’s important to install these updates as well to decrease your own system’s weaknesses.

Some worrying Statistics
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Detected Attacks

and 25% of Large Firms experience a breach at least once per month

 
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Suppliers

of all businesses set cyber security standards
for their suppliers

 
 
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Have Written

a formal written cyber security policy to protect their business

 
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Recommended Action

to identify risks
from Cyber Attacks

 
Stay Safe, Stay Sure, BE SECURE!

Cyber attacks are being performed every second of every day.

You must review your current Cyber defences and continue to have them tested by professional organisations.

 

 

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