A simple click of your mouse can get you a holiday, a car, a new collar for spot the dog and a virus like Malware on your computer. With one click you can unknowingly bring your business to its knees.
How, because unbeknown to you it may contain a malicious software program called Malware. The best way to keep your business safe from Malware is to educate yourself, your teams, protect your devices and remain vigilant when using the internet, clicking on links and opening emails.
The name derives simply from malicious + software = Malware. Malware is designed to disrupt, damage or gain access to your computer and your data. Malware can get into your network, files, documents, emails and your contacts. It can steal your data, delete documents, add software, send emails from you and even record your keystrokes to obtain passwords and memorable phrases.
Anyone who uses a computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone. Malware is developed with one thing in mind, to cause destruction and bring chaos to your workplace and your life. It doesn’t care about you or your business, whether you are a small business or a big business, its primary purpose is to get your information and cause as much damage as possible.
Malware comes in many guises such as phishing, worms, trojans, spyware and more. Each type of malware is created to cause disruption whether it be to take down your computer, steal your money or your identity.
In May 2017 the WannaCry ransomware spread from just one computer to over 200,000 within a matter of hours, bringing down hospitals, banks and organisations. One click on an email attachment brought about total chaos. WannaCry scrambled data and demanded ransom payments of $300 before access could be restored.
More attacks like WannaCry are inevitable so understanding what you can do to keep your personal and business data safe is key.
With one click you could infect your business or you could ask boffix for help. We have a team of IT specialists that can help keep your business safe.
Call boffix today on 01840 700 700 or email us at email@example.com to find out more.