Cyber-Attacks – what are the top five cyber-attacks your possible to encounter?
cyber-attacks – what are the top five cyber-attacks your possible to encounter?
In our opinion, these are most likely to affect you. So with this information, they are the vulnerable areas you need to protect and educate your staff on.
Socially engineered malware
Also called Malvertising, or ‘malicious advertising
How it works Someone in your business checks there Facebook account and they see an Advert for a great deal! Clicking on it starts the process, it runs a Trojan horse program, On their Mobile phone which then opens up your network security.
Bata Bing Bata Boom
Points to note Your business may have up to date anti-malware & virus protection But does the staff members phone?
Password phishing attacks
Phishing is the attempt by scammers to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, approximately 40 to 50 percent of email is spam, and much of that is phishing attacks looking to trick you into giving out your personal information such as your bank account numbers, passwords, and credit card details.
Points to note If you gotta think about it. Think About It
Unpatched Software leaves you Vulnerable & is a Growing Problem. A large number of Businesses tell there staff to get your own Laptop & give me the invoice. So the employ thinks they know best and they are happy, But you have lost control now it, “Their Laptop” do they update it does it have adequate security.
Points to note BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) not safe. And with GDPR around the corner its a Really Bad Idea
The fraudulent practice of sending emails apparently from a known trusted person in your workplace or a contractor/supplier asking you to transfer funds to a new account, or in some cases asking you to reveal confidential information. This is a very ballsy & ingenious way of getting information they will converse with you by Email
Points to note Just be very careful and listen to the little voice in your head (something is not right)
Advanced persistent threats (APT)
An advanced persistent threat is where a hacker or group of, gains access to your network and remains undetected for an extended period of time. The objective of the APT attack is to steal data. attacks target establishments in sectors with high-value information. The ones you will hear about on the news will be Governments, ETC. but manufacturing and the financial industry. Will also fall, victim.
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