In late May of this year, a new cyberattack technique was discovered that delivered malware via the mouse hover feature in PowerPoint files. This technique debuted in a spam campaign that targeted the United Kingdom, Poland, Sweden, and Netherlands.
Before we get into what spyware and adware actually are, let’s first clarify what they are not. Many assume that spyware and adware are a type of virus, this is not the case. A virus is a computer program with the ability to self-replicate. This self-replication is designed to damage your computer in one of two ways: either by continually corrupting or deleting your files; or by multiplying itself until it has filled up your entire disk.
High-profile security and data breaches have refocused attention on security issues within the organization. Between 2014 and 2015, companies such as Home Depot, Sony, Target, Blue Cross Blue Shield and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management experienced record news breaking attacks, with executives and security personnel losing their jobs as a result. The average total cost of a breach in 2014 was $1.33 million, and has risen to