In order to protect your self-storage operation from cybercrime, it helps to understand the most common threats and tactics used by cybercriminals. This week's topic is malware.
The word "malware" is a shortened version of the term "malicious software." Malware works by infecting a computer to disable a system, prevent user access, or steal sensitive or valuable data. Malware is typically hidden in an email attachment, link, popup, or webpage. It works by breaching a network through a vulnerability such as when a user downloads an email attachment or clicks on a dangerous link that installs risky software.Here are some tips to help prevent downloading malware:
Remember, if you aren't sure that an email is legitimate, call the business and ask. Taking the time to pause before you click can save you and your self-storage operation time, frustration, embarrassment, and money.
Next week, we will discuss another top cybersecurity threat for self-storage operations: phishing.
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