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Why Ransomware Uses Cryptocurrency

Why Ransomware Uses Cryptocurrency

The use of cryptocurrency has become a defining feature of ransomware. Most forms of ransomware won't ask you to submit your credit card or bank account information. Rather, they'll ask you to pay in cryptocurrency. A study conducted by Coveware, in fact, found that...

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What Is a Trojan Dropper?

What Is a Trojan Dropper?

Trojans are one of the most common types of malware. Defined by their use of social engineering as a vector for infection, they target unsuspecting victims. You may download a file that you believe is a legitimate piece of software, only for it to inject your computer...

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Homogeneityin Cybersecurity: What You Should Know

Homogeneityin Cybersecurity: What You Should Know

As a business owner, you probably don't rely on a single computer or device to perform digital tasks associated with your business's operations. Most businesses have multiple computers and devices. Some of them, in fact, have hundreds of computers and devices....

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5 Types of Phishing Attacks You Need to Know

5 Types of Phishing Attacks You Need to Know

Phishing has exploded in recent years to become one of the world's most common types of cyber attacks. A form of social engineering, it's designed to trick victims into divulging sensitive information, such as login credentials to an otherwise protected system or...

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5 Tips for Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

5 Tips for Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

Data loss can spell big trouble for your business. According to a study conducted by Verizon, small data breaches have an average cost of roughly $18,000 to $35,000, whereas large data breaches -- those consisting of at least 100 records -- have an average cost of...

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The Dos and Don’ts of Dealing With Ransomware

The Dos and Don’ts of Dealing With Ransomware

Ransomware is one of the most destructive types of malware in existence. Depending on the specific type, it can lock all or some of your files so that you are no longer able to access it. At the same time, ransomware will demand a payment. When you boot up your...

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What Is Botnet Malware?

What Is Botnet Malware?

Malware comes in many different forms. While some forms of malware are designed to steal your data, others work by hijacking your computer for use in a botnet. Known as botnet malware, it's a serious cyber threat. If your computer becomes infected with botnet malware,...

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