An analysis by Symantec showed that in 2014 attackers were working faster than companies were able to defend themselves. Plus, the attacks they were launching were more malicious and damaging than ever before. More than 317 million new pieces of malware were created just last year; that’s nearly one million new threats every day.
How Are They Getting In?
Hackers are relying on old computer bugs that companies haven’t got around to fixing yet. In about 90% of cases, hackers used computer bugs that have existed since at least 2002. One popular glitch is in how an IT manager remotely managed corporate PCs – it’s been around since 1999. Due to either lack of time or expertise, many companies just aren’t patching these vulnerabilities.
Think of how quickly these viruses spread – when a hacker releases a wave of malware-filled spam emails, it takes just 82 seconds for someone to become the first victim.
Now, there are a number of new ways criminals are spreading and using malware. In particular your business needs to pay attention to these.
To talk with a knowledgeable and reliable IT team in West Michigan that will talk to you about malware protection and other essential business security, contact Logical IT at Info@KeepITLogical.com or by phone at (616) 712-3290.