In recent years, the predatory intruders have honed their skills in attacking computer networks and databases with harmful intrusions. Similar to the old- fashioned safe-crackers with finely honed skills, most hackers direct their efforts and intellect toward stealing information and disrupting activities for personal gain. Others just get satisfaction from disrupting normal operations.
As we also know, many foreign interlopers have also become adept at interfering with business software and hardware. Finding the right computer support when these things happen can be daunting but CEG is here to help with their IT services.
Most Common Types of Malware
Viruses are the intrusions that most of us know about. These maladies result from bits of code that can affect certain operations in unexpected ways. These often arrive from an outside source in a message or file that you are likely to download. These then spread to other computers unknowingly through further interaction.
Spyware, once it bypasses an existing security system, will allow intruders to monitor and record your actions that include common keystrokes and passwords for future use. The target is to steal personal credentials and identity for financial gain.
Ransomware is a forceful attack mechanism that can lock up a business or organization’s critical data completely. Victims will receive a message that advises them to pay a ransom through an untraceable cryptocurrency system. You are told you will receive a “key” in exchange for the ransom that will unlock the system. Unfortunately, after payment, victims rarely receive the information to retrieve the data.
Intrusion by “worms” can be destructive to a computer network. Once a piece of code enters your system clandestinely, additional malware can fully occupy the memory capacity of your system. Hackers often transfer the malware through e-mails that, if downloaded, can affect an entire system.
As the name suggests, Trojan Horse malware is concealed within the software may seem harmless. This popular method of infecting one computer can spread rapidly through social networking. These methods are designed by hackers to steal data or only to create malicious disruptions.
Adware and Mal-advertising
Some creative hackers produce forged advertisements that link to harmful sites that can steal information or corrupt your systems while you visit.
This malware creates an entry point in your system that will allow malicious intruders to re-access your information at will. The “backdoor” is usually not detected except by a professional, and the hacker can use it to steal data and continue to corrupt your systems.
Botnets consist of specially designed programs and or “bots” that, once implanted, can disrupt an entire network of computers, phones, and other connected devices.
Advantage of a Professional Third-Party Computer Support Security Provider
Small and medium-sized companies invest their IT services resources with outside third-party computer support companies like CEG Group in Napa, CA. Companies like CEG are experienced in all phases of IT Services and can focus on building defenses, monitoring your activity, and protecting your data against any type of malware.
Outsourcing your computer support is affordable, scalable, and effective. Depending on your requirements, CEG will provide ongoing maintenance for all hardware and provide the necessary security systems to guard against intrusion.
For more information about malware and affordable computer support and security in the East and North Bay Areas, contact CEG Group IT Services in Napa at 833-234-9701 or 833-CEG-9701.