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Global cybercrime, headlined by malware attacks, is expected to grow 15%  per year over the next five years, reaching $10.5 trillion annually by 2025, up from $3 trillion USD in 2015.

Consequently, as new malware is created, it is important for organizations to be vigilant. Corruption from malware strikes companies, agencies and individuals.

A computer malware virus is a type of malicious code or program written to alter the way a computer operates and is designed to spread from one computer to another. A virus operates by inserting or attaching itself to a legitimate program or document that supports macros in order to execute its code.

In the process, a virus has the potential to cause unexpected or damaging effects, such as harming the system software by corrupting or destroying data.

Malware encompasses all types of malicious software, including viruses, and may have a variety of goals. A few of the common objectives of malware are:

  • Trick a victim into providing personal data for identity theft
  • Steal consumer credit card data or other financial data
  • Assume control of multiple computers to launch denial-of-service attacks against other networks
  • Infect computers and use them to mine bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies

There are several main categories of malware. One of the most feared is ransomware. As the name implies, ransomware demands that users pay a ransom—usually in bitcoin or other cryptocurrency—to regain access to their computer.

Over the past few years, ransomware have garnered headlines with infections that encrypt computer systems of major organizations and thousands of individual users around the globe.

Cybersecurity professionals also insist it’s imperative to recognize the symptoms associated with malware – especially new or evolved malware viruses.

Successful infection rests on a rather complex chain of events. The attack on a computer usually begins when the user downloads and executes a malware that imitates pirated install package for popular software.

Protection against PseudoManuscript and similar malwares is having reliable and regularly updated protective solutions, and they must be installed on 100% of a company’s systems.

Want to learn more? Tonex offers Fundamentals of Malwares and Protection Against Malware Training, a 2-day course where you will learn the definition of computer security and necessity of protection against malwares. Moreover, participants learn how risk of attacks in networks is evaluated and what are the steps to ensure the system security against malwares.

Additionally, learn about malicious software (malware), effects of malware on user’s device, and common types of malware in today’s network. This course gives you sufficient knowledge to classify the malwares based on the risk that they cause on system security.

For more information, questions, comments, contact us.

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