Stopping Malware In It's Tracks
Imagine coming to work, turning on your computer, and being met with a message telling you that your files are now encrypted, and the only way to unlock them is by transferring hundreds if not thousands of dollars to an offshore account. Your IT team isolates the infection and tries to restore from backup only to find that your cloud storage drive has been encrypted as well. All of your business’ data is now being held hostage.
Are you being held for Ransom?
- 80% of organizations see ransomware as a moderate to extreme threat
- 46% Increase in new infection variants last year
- $11.5 Billion is the estimated damage cost for 2019
What We Cover
A type of malicious software, or malware, designed to deny access to a computer system or data until a ransom is paid. Ransomware typically spreads through phishing emails or by unknowingly visiting an infected website. Ransomware can be devastating to an individual or an organization.
A computer virus is another type of malware, when executed, replicates itself by modifying other computer programs and inserting its own code. When this replication succeeds, the affected areas are then said to be “infected” with a computer virus.
A software application in which advertising banners are displayed while a program is running. The ads are delivered through pop-up windows or bars that appear on the program’s user interface. Adware is commonly created for computers, but may also be found on mobile devices.
A computer worm is a type of malicious software program whose function is to infect other computers. A “worm” remains on the infected computer and is self-replicating software that duplicate is self and spreads to non-infected computers.
What Is a Trojan horse virus? Trojans create a backdoor on your computer giving malicious users access to systems and computers allowing information to be compromised. Unlike viruses and worms, Trojans are not self-replicating nor do they do not reproduce by infecting other computers.
Classified as a type of malware and is designed to gain access to and damage your computer, without your knowledge. Spyware infiltrates your computer, stealing sensitive information and browser usage data.