As many companies moved part or all their business online, it has become crucial to start being increasingly concerned about aspects of online security as soon and as responsibly possible and take the necessary measures to ensure security. It is vital not only to be aware of the ways to protect against cyber attackers, but also how to handle a cyber attack or what might be at stake if a company fails to take appropriate measures.

Senior Associate Irma Kirklytė comments that to gain a better understanding of the dangers online, it is necessary to find out about the different types of such attacks that may occur. Companies are most often exposed to malware, such as Trojans (Trojan horses), ransomware and other viruses that are likely to be distributed not just on websites, but also by email or even via social networks and mobile apps. Likewise, businesses often suffer from the so-called phishing — data dredging (spoofing) — a situation where fake websites are created attempting to extract confidential information. More serious cyber criminals may also attempt to hack into the company’s information systems directly.