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07 Aug 2020
Web shell malware
Malicious web shells are a type of software uploaded to a compromised web server to enable remote access by an attacker. While web shells may be benign, their use by cyber adversaries is becoming more frequent due to the increasing use of web-facing services by organisations across the world.
08 Jul 2020
Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that makes your computer or its files unusable unless you pay a fee. It can get onto your device in the same way as other malware or a virus.
23 Jun 2020
Cryptocurrency mining (cryptomining) uses the processing power of computers to solve complex mathematical problems and verify cybercurrency transactions, and the miners are then rewarded with a small amount of cybercurrency.
Malicious insiders can be employees, former employees, contractors or business associates who have legitimate access to your systems and data, but use that access to destroy data, steal data or sabotage your systems. It does not include well-meaning staff who accidentally put your cyber security at risk or spill data.
Malware (short for 'malicious software') is software that cybercriminals use to harm your computer system or network. Cybercriminals can use malware to gain access to your computer without you knowing, in targeted or broad-based attacks.
Phishing - scam emails
Phishing is a way that cybercriminals steal confidential information, such as online banking logins, credit card details, business login credentials or passwords/passphrases, by sending fraudulent messages (sometimes called ‘lures’).
22 May 2020
Denial of Service
A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic.
21 May 2020
Hacking refers to unauthorised access of a system or network, often to exploit a system’s data or manipulate its normal behaviour.
01 Jul 2018
Sometimes personal information is released to unauthorised people by accident or as the result of a security breach. For example, an email with personal information can be sent to the wrong person, or a computer system can be hacked and personal information stolen. These are known as a data breaches or data spills.
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