Cyber Attacks are on the Rise and are Incredibly Expensive
Malware and web-based cyber attacks are the most popular forms that are growing in their complexity and method of delivery.
4,000 ransomware attacks occurred per day in 2016 (How to Protect Your Networks from Ransomware).
Malware includes viruses, worms, Trojans, ransomware, spyware, adware, etc. and is primarily installed via phishing schemes. When employees click rogue links or open malicious attachments, they unknowingly give hackers remote access to infect their systems.
One wrong move and sensitive company data or personally identifiable information, such as your social security number, could become encrypted and/or stolen.
Ransomware is the malware of choice now. You may have heard of CryptoLocker, CryptoWall and now Locky, malicious software that locks you out of your files and demands ransom payment for recovery. Factoring in this ongoing trend, cybercrime is becoming increasingly costly.
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