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how cybercrime is affecting the lives of people

How Cybercrime Is Affecting The Lives of People

5 Ways Cybercrime is Affecting People in the Real World There is a common misconception that the effects of cyberattacks are limited to the digital world. A phishing attack leads to a data breach. A ransomware attack results in encrypted files. A denial of service (DNS) attack on a website results in the site being offline. All costly. All inconvenient. But all effectively limited to a virtual space. The truth is much more complicated. In today’s ever-more-connected world, a hacker from [...]


20+ Types of Malware Attack and How to Detect Them Before They Happen

20+ Types of Malware Attack and How to Detect Them Before They Happen

Malware, or malicious software, is any program or file that harms a computer or its user. Common types of malware include computer viruses, ransomware, worms, trojan horses and spyware. These malicious programs can steal, encrypt or delete sensitive data, alter or hijack key computing functions and to monitor the victim’s computer activity. Cybercriminals use a variety of physical and virtual means to infect devices and networks with malware. For example, WannaCry, a famous ransomware attack was able to spread by [...]