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Protect your organisation from malware, ransomware and phishing attacks

Malware, shorthand for malicious software, is the collective name for malicious content including viruses, ransomware and spyware, with the aim of causing disruption and damage to a target.

Our network monitoring and intrusion detection products and digital forensic solutions help our customers to identify types of malware in high-rate network traffic flows allowing them to protect their perimeters, detect malware and prevent their devices and operating systems from becoming infected with malware.

Types of Malware include:

Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malware designed to prevent access to a system or its data until a ransom has been paid to release it. Infamously Ransomware was brought into public knowledge in 2017 as a number of large organisations around the world were hit by the WannaCry outbreak resulting from the EternalBlue weakness.

Spyware

Spyware is a type of malware that infiltrates systems to monitor activity in order to trigger malicious activities, or steal data and sensitive information. Some examples of spyware threats include CoolWebSearch, Gator (GAIN) and 180 search assistant. It is difficult to get rid of as you may not be aware you have it!

Trojans

Trojan’s, the name being borrowed from the story of the Greek’s invasion of Troy using a hollow wooden horse, refers to code that looks legitimate on the outside but on the inside allows an attacker to insert malware on the target system.

Virus

Virus malware self-replicates and spread by attaching themselves to legitimate files and programs. They are often distributed from infected websites, flash drives and e-mails. Viruses cannot spread by their own accord and are instead injected into existing applications to carry out its mission.

Worms

A worm is a standalone malware that operates as a self-contained application that can transfer and copy itself between devices. It differentiates itself from other malware by its ability to operate autonomously without the need for a host file or to hijack code on the device. They are often using part of a device that is invisible to the user.

  • Ransomware will hit the world with a £20 Billion attack in 2021

  • Over 439,000 new malware variants were detected in 2019

  • The Cerber ransomware family accounted for 33% of all ransomware attacks in 2019

  • 3.7 million malware attacks were sent using encrypted traffic

  • The cryptojacking threat to IoT devices will rise with the growing number of unsecured IoT devices

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