What is Malware and Why Should You Care?

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!During this Cybersecurity Awareness Month, today's blog answers the question, "What is Malware and Why Should You Care?"



What is it?
Any software intended to…
 Damage
 Disable
 Or give someone unauthorized access to your
computer or other internet-connected device

Why should you care?
Most cybercrime begins with some sort of malware. You, your family, and your personal
information is almost certainly at risk if malware finds its way onto your computer or devices.

Examples of Malware include:
 Ransomware
 Adware
 Botnets
 Rootkits
 Spyware
 Viruses
 Worms

We've created some great resources and articles on how to stay cybersafe.  Browse through our Weekly Video Tech Tips playlist, and past blogs on malware.

See our last post on Cybercrime.  As always, feel free to give us a shout if you'd like assistance with ensuring the security of your business.

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