The nature of cybercrime has changed in recent years, with the most common cyber attack on UK businesses being phishing.
But viruses, malware, hacking and ransomware cyber attacks are still a problem and businesses need to guard against them.
Usually deceptive emails that involves tricking someone into opening an attachment or clicking on a link that downloads
malicious software. Or, where the cybercriminal learns about the victim to impersonate someone they know and trust to
get them to do something they shouldn't.
It's software that gets installed on to devices or a network that can take over the device or system and cause damage to
This is where a highly skilled hacker deliberately finds a way in to a business's system. Once in, they can do things
like steal and share data or hold a business to ransom.
Where people are tricked in to downloading malicious software that can paralyse a business's network. The cybercriminal
can then demand a ransom to remove the software.