Malware is a force to be reckoned with. Over 30% of computers are now infected with Malware in the United States alone. IT departments are combating daily potential attacks that infect many users’ computers. Malware can take many forms, and attackers are creating new ways of spreading this to users. Scareware is a new form of malware that tricks users into thinking they are being watched and videotaped by law enforcements through their web cams.
Is your IT department aware of the perilous “pass-the-hash attacks”? If not, then it’s time for them to open their eyes to this dangerous, most feared computer threat out there today. IT support providers at government agencies and commercial organizations alike, cringe at the thought of suffering the consequences from such an attack. Also feared, behind the No. 1 pass-the-hash threat, is the infamous Hacktivism – a threat that sends chills up and down the spines of IT support providers.
To assert that these are “the” major threats out there today is definitely a matter of opinion. There have already been a series of previously uncharted territory of threats this year alone. And Malware, Trojans, and Hackers are operating at peak levels, stealing from bank accounts, duping users with fake bank login’s, and emails with links that contain viruses. The list goes on and on with little relief projected soon.