We have already looked at viruses, systems failure & data corruption. Here we will look at further common breaches, as reported in an Information Security Survey produced by the UK Government.
This highlights the importance of email filtering and antivirus software for businesses.
Spammed Malware Attachments with a Twist
Spam with malicious attachments is still a time-honoured tradition among cybercriminals. As noted, 3.3% of all spam carried a malicious attachment. Most of these were standard win32 executable files, but a significant number were HTML files that when opened directed to Blackhole.
There are many different types of IT Security incidents that can take place in businesses. Here we will look at some of the more common ones as reported in an Information Security breaches report produced by the UK Government.
Spam levels are currently approximately half what they were a year ago. The boom years for spammers were from 2008 to 2010 when botnets roamed freely without significant hindrance from authorities. The decline in spam levels from 2010 to today is due to a number of factors: