A malware is the greatest danger that’s ever been witnessed by web security experts. One of the worst things about malware attacks is that hackers just tweak them and that’s all that is needed to trick users into bad browsing habits like sharing login credentials on a website they shouldn’t or clicking open the links that they shouldn’t. Some of the examples of how hackers simply change the look and feel of phishing attacks are as follows.
- Most of the phishing attacks that were carried out in April 2020 were related to the COVID pandemic.
- Most phishing attacks that generally occur between March to April are related to tax since these months are the end of a financial year when users have to file for the TDS.
Needless to say, it is the entire facet that’s changed but the core theme is still the same – fooling users. Considering the fact that phishing has increased by almost 300% ever since the arrival of COVID-19, the TEC annual conference this year will touch the topics of phishing, malware, and botnet threats in greater detail.
The conference that is to be held between May 3 to May 5 in 2021 will be different from the others hosted in the past in the following ways.
- It will showcase how advanced phishing attacks look like and feel like in real time.
- It will be a wonderful opportunity for attendees to learn how one single malware infected system can spread the malware to the other systems so easily.
So, if you’re an aware organization, you’ll most definitely arrange for your employees to attend the virtual conference that’ll take place from May 3-6, 2021.
Having said that, let us also take you through some advanced cybersecurity practices that can guard an organization from advanced phishing and malware attacks.
- A Strong Backdoor Password Always Comes First
Make the backdoor password about 15 characters long, if possible. If that is too hard, you can go down to 12 characters, but nothing lower than that. To make it complex, you should create a messy blend of symbols and numbers and alphabets in small letters and capital letters, both.
- Adding MFA is Even Better
When 3 or more authentication layers are added between the internet and the system, that practice is known as MFA (multi-factor authentication). The system will remain inaccessible as long as all the authentication factors aren’t cleared.
To sum up, protection from phishing attacks would require collective efforts from employees as well as companies since there’s no scope that the online landscape will get safer on its own.