There are many malware products causing major problems and destruction to businesses every day. Being aware of the variety of corruptive software could save your business from harm. Here are just a few examples of the problematic programs.

Remote Access Trojan malware is usually downloaded invisibly with a user-requested program, for example, a game or as an e-mail attachment. This malware program includes a back door for administrative control over the target computer.

Botnet is where computers have been set up to forward transmissions (including spam or viruses) to other computers on the Internet.

Browsers based malware is a security attack where a Trojan horse is installed on the computer that is capable of modifying that user’s web transactions as they occur in real time.

Ransomware is a malware that restricts access to your computer or its information, while demanding you pay a ransom to access back.

POS malware is a particularly nasty piece of software designed to steal customer payment data – especially credit card data – from retail checkout.

If you are worried or concerned about protecting your business from such malware, or have been affected by any of the issues, please do give us a call on 024 7699 5930 and speak to the ADECS team who can advise you on how to stay safe from such software problems.

C&W in Business. Issue 57 (Jan/Feb 2017)