Perhaps the most dangerous types of malware creators are the hackers and groups of hackers that create malicious software programs in an effort to meet their own specific criminal objectives. These cybercriminals create computer viruses and Trojan programs that can:
- Steal access codes to bank accounts
- Advertise products or services on a victim’s computer
- Illegally use an infected computer’s resources – to develop and run:
- Spam campaigns
- Distributed Network Attacks (also called DDoS attacks)
- Blackmailing operations
What is cybercrime… and what are the risks?
To discover more about how cybercriminals operate – and the risks of falling prey to their activities – please click on the links below:
- Support for Spammers
- Distributed Network Attacks / DDoS
- What is a Botnet?
- Premium-Charge Calls and Sending Paid SMS
- Stealing Electronic Currency
- Stealing Online Banking Information
- Ransomware & Cyber Blackmail
- Evolving Virus Delivery Methods
- Targeted Computer Virus Attacks
How to protect yourself against Cybercrime
With cybercriminals using so many techniques to attack users’ computers and data, multi-layer defences are a necessity. Anti-malware solutions that combine signature-based detection, heuristic analysis and cloud-assisted technologies can do more to defend your devices and data against new, sophisticated threats.
Kaspersky Lab is recognised for its world-class, multi-layer anti-malware products that can protect a range of computers and devices against cybercrime, including:
- Windows PCs
- Linux computers
- Apple Macs