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How to Protect your Business

Businesses are popular targets among hackers due to the high collection of sensitive and valuable consumer data that they possess, and because they can be made easy targets for extortion due to continuous cash flow. Small and medium businesses often cannot invest in elaborate cyber security systems and expensive antimalware software. They need to establish secure operating protocols and possibly move to secure third-party cloud service providers for all their software needs.

Most Destructive Malware of the Year

Computer malware is on the rise. With many developments in digital technologies, computer viruses are evolving to be more discreet, provide greater control and be better at stealing confidential information. Even with the latest updates in antimalware software, one can find numerous viruses that are still successful at infecting systems.

Today most common resources and services use the internet and computer systems. From transportation, communication, infrastructure, social network, and banks all employ networks and computers. These systems have become vital to our daily activities and store enormous amounts of sensitive data. Hackers often target such large scale computer systems such as government resources and corporate servers in order to extort money or steal bulks of data. 2018 has already witnessed some of the worst computer viruses in the digital world. A list of some of the deadliest viruses of this year is mentioned below.

Backdoor Viruses and Trojans

Backdoors are one of the most common forms of vulnerabilities often exploited by hackers to gain access to computer systems. Malwares which utilize backdoors completely negate the implement authentication system and gain easy access. The term backdoor refers to the existence of an unforeseen backdoor which was left as a part of faulty software design or oversight by software engineers.

Through the use of backdoors, cybercriminals gain remote access to sensitive file systems such as various vital applications, databases, file servers and other. This allows them to remotely control the entire system from geographically diverse locations. They can also update their version of attacks and infect the systems further.

What is Multipartite Virus?

Multipartite virus is a special kind of  computer malware that utilises multiple channels for spreading and corrupting the stored files. Multipartite viruses are incredibly fast-moving malware that target both file sectors and boot sectors of the system.

Most common malware either infect the boot sector, the program applications or the stored files. Multipartite virus has the capability to infect all of these simultaneously. This makes them more dangerous and damaging than any other form of the virus. If the virus attaches itself to the boot sector of the computer, then the multipartite virus executed as soon as the computer is turned on and the begins to spread.