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Day: July 8, 2022

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Angela Batterson

How to Defend Against Spyware

Threats to modern organizations and individuals come from a variety of sources. In a world that is more reliant on technology each year, often those threats present themselves virtually. Among those threats are various types of malware, launched by criminals and cyber attackers and affecting millions of individuals and businesses each year. Repercussions from a cyber attack vary in severity but can include data loss, damaged devices, and files and information that are either encrypted until a ransom is paid or destroyed completely. Spyware represents only a portion of malware attacks, but protecting against it is critical for an organization’s sustainability. That protection begins with first understanding this type of malware and its potential impact. What is Spyware? In general, malware refers to any malicious software designed to infiltrate and/or damage a piece of technology or steal information stored within it. Examples of malware include ransomware, viruses, and spyware. Spyware programs are those designed to monitor your devices, providing information to the attackers about you. This can mean everything from gaining access to files stored on the device to monitoring keystrokes to determine passwords for websites and software programs. Often, those launching spyware attacks are hoping for enough personal information

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