Common malware and virus threats

Despite the significant effects a computer virus can have, there is still some confusion about the terms antivirus and online security. Whether you're a seasoned professional or an internet novice, it's always good to know the basics.

Ransomware is a type of malware that can lock a device or encrypt its contents in order to extort money from the owner.

Ransomware

A form of social engineering attack in which the criminal impersonates a trustworthy entity while requesting sensitive information.

Phishing

A crime in which an attacker uses fraud to obtain and misuse sensitive information from a victim.

Identity Theft

Any form of malicious code, regardless of the way it afflicts victims.

Malware

Spyware is a type of malicious software (malware) designed to track a user’s online activity and gather information. 

Spyware

Common digital threats
targeting home and family

Learn more about the ways to protect your home and family. Here are some examples of how to protect your personal information.

Common digital threats
targeting businesses

Most businesses possess sensitive data that needs to be carefully protected. Here's how you can keep your business safe.

 

 

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