Malware is defined as intrusive software that’s purpose is to damage and destroy computers and computer systems. Short for malicious software, it is one...
Malware is defined as intrusive software that’s purpose is to damage and destroy computers and computer systems. Short for malicious software, it is one of the biggest threats in cybersecurity right now.
Malware is dangerous because each cyber attack has a different purpose and the multiple types of malicious software being used by cybercriminals.
In this blog article, we're going to discuss the various types of malware, such as phishing and malware that prevents you from accessing file. Read on for more information about how to protect your business with cyber security services.
What is Malware?
Malware can invade a business’s IT infrastructure through phishing attacks or malicious downloads and attachments.
These methods work by a member of staff clicking a link that seems harmless or legitimate that then downloads malware onto their computer. When this occurs, it can infect an organisation’s entire computer network.
The sophistication of cyberattacks is advancing on a daily basis.
Cybercriminals are constantly adapting their methods to sidestep new cyber security features and one of the biggest new threats is the use of social engineering. This tactic uses deception to manipulate staff into downloading malicious software onto a computer network. An example of social engineering is a fake email that looks as if it’s from an internal resource that actually has an attachment with malware.
Alongside the methods mentioned, there are many types of malware being used by cybercriminals. It’s crucial to understand the different types to focus so you can focus your IT security efforts in the right direction. This way your organisation avoids malicious software damaging your computer network, valuable data being compromised, and mission-critical systems failing.