IT support providers in Irvine must be careful to help its clients contend with cybercrime. Security solutions of an external variety are better for most businesses. There’s a really good reason for that. Cybercrime has the same— or greater— economic impact than traditional technology. The cybercrime industry is expected to hit $6 trillion in terms of impact as of 2021. Meanwhile, the “white hat” or “legal” tech industry is on track for a $5.2 trillion valuation in 2020.
What Characterizes the Cybercrime Industry?
Orange County IT services providers must contend with a number of different areas where IT is exploited for illegal purposes. There are infinite ways the dark web, deep web, viruses, or cybercriminal startups can pursue underhanded exploitation of innocent businesses. Several key services cybercriminals offer include:
- Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)
- Exploit Kits (EKs)
- Rental of infrastructure such as C2 servers
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)
IT support providers in Irvine can help your business retain secure operations against things like DDoS attacks. These are common cybercriminal assaults which utilize third-party software acting as a shield for Trojan viruses.
The virus remains dormant in dozens, hundreds, or thousands of devices until the time is right. At that point, the cybercriminals activate it, and it bombards a network with access requests such that it crashes. Cybercriminals sell DDoS solutions through the dark web.
Exploit Kits (EKs)
EKs are something cybercriminals will “rent” from cybercriminal startups at a monthly cost. The toolkit can be customized, as can its overall scope of impact and that which is included in its suite of illegal services.
Rental of Infrastructure such as C2 Servers
Orange County IT services providers are increasingly on the lookout for Command and Control (C2) servers. Have you heard of DealPly? This is an adware that hides in legitimate software packages. Oftentimes such packages include some form of “legal” adware. DealPly insinuates itself into that adware, then sneaks past basic pre-bundled Microsoft protections like McAfee and annoys you on an hourly basis with advertisement.
DealPly is a “nice” virus that uses a C2 server to get ahead of natural antivirus protections. Imagine some ransomware worm using the same technique, and continuously crashing your server as you seek to eradicate it. Monitoring and support, as well as updated antivirus protocols, can be key in helping you avoid malware using C2 infrastructure for its nefarious ends.
Keeping Secure Against the Onslaught of a Hidden Economy
IT support in Irvine through Technijian Corporation can be essential in helping your SMB avoid being impacted by varying malware, adware, and viruses which are big business in the black hat tech community. Contact us for more information on threats and protections that apply to your business.