5 Proactive Measures Companies Can Take Against Malware Attacks

Malware — shorthand for malicious software — is a code or program designed and deployed by cybercriminals to infect your computer systems in order to damage, disable, or exploit your company.

Hackers create malware to attack your business and try to:

Steal, encrypt, or delete sensitive information, such as passwords or customer data Hijack and modify core system functions Monitor your activity without permission Blackmail or extort money in the form of ransom Inject spam or forced advertising

Of all the data breaches, 28% involve malware according to Verizon.

What’s more, stats suggest that 58% of malware

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