The number of malware threats is on the rise, and the next big attack might just be looking beyond the horizon. Mac books have a renowned reputation for being the most secure although they are still not invincible. According to recent studies, experts have concluded that attacks against Malware have risen rapidly and faster than similar attacks against the android and windows operating systems.
Macs are prone to malware attacks, and the majority of users are yet to take any precaution to protect them. It was back in 2012, a piece of malware that posed as an Adobe Flash installer, infected as much as 600,000 unprotected MacBook and iMac users when they downloaded the software. These also included as much as 274 in Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino.
Malware attacks occur when a user brings a new file from a website or a download. Cybercriminals have also smartly started malvertising by infecting the websites and guiding the search traffic to a fake or compromised site, resulting in the malware affecting the browser along with the computer. Companies that were extensively prepared against cybersecurity a decade ago are currently trying to counter the havoc caused by cyber attacks. Businesses, irrespective of the industry, are still not prepared against the various types of threats on the internet.
Organizations can issue certain employee protocols and a few basic software practices that may prove beneficial to reduce cyber threats to a certain extent and also save from future security breaches. The user can protect their system by introducing an additional layer of cybersecurity by implementing anti-malware software. It is also wise to open email attachments from only known people and also to avoid clicking on links that don’t come from a secure place.