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Cyber attacks are on the rise we don't know that and efforts to stay ahead of actors.
Are in high gear Adam Shapiro is live from Santa Clara California where he has exclusive access to -- and seasoned world headquarters out of that's correct and as you know McAfee is at the forefront of trying to prevent these -- you see this wall actually showing.
Active viruses has been monitoring in our last that we heard from of the co presidents -- 55 billion.
Queries they would call them.
Every month but joining me right now to explain how all these viruses work is Bruce snell an engineer here and before we start talking to Bruce is -- map out an actual attack force.
Why does remind -- the cost of these attacks on business every year this is coming from the part of -- institute.
And what they found they interviewed 500 businesses that were surveyed and they said that it's costing companies anywhere from one point four to 46 million dollars there is of the business is surveyed one point eight attacks per week.
Still the number one form of attack is a denial of service attack.
Those attacks in the Middle East on US banks have been denial service attacks.
Now to walk us through it and -- looks like he's mister -- and appreciate you doing this for us so it you know we're talking about at this point.
Did the virus which is over here he's gotten past might firewall at home.
It's gotten past my staff -- Internet service through Comcast -- Time -- gotten past their security systems it's telling my email.
So what happens now.
So you know a lot of -- course -- check your email download any sort of attachments and that'll start transferring that virus that piece of -- to your system and it's as simple as if I just -- the email -- -- click on the -- I don't in old -- I had actually physically download something right right and now -- still are -- you do actually have to click on the link -- their needs needs to be download.
But a lot of times -- use what's typically called -- drive by download.
And just visiting a website will actually download them our because it's embedded in the images so at this point might might laptop is now infected what happens -- this point.
So you know course any piece -- now -- -- gonna wanna spread.
Right it's going to want to either send information how.
Or it's going to want to find other places did -- in fact and -- -- problem happens with a lot of organizations as somebody may be at home.
Their system will get infected and they bring that -- to work.
And of course -- stars trying to spread out around the rest of your network so what -- -- -- gathering perhaps maybe my private information that we've been talking about up project blitzkrieg.
Which is potentially gathering information on People's Bank account does it happen here -- my lap well.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Some sort of sensitive -- sensitive account.
What's the number one mistake people make whether to work them or their personal computer at home to allow these things and number one mistake is clicking on links that they're not sure.
I'd have indeed these heated billing they don't even think twice if it's a -- -- or not they would just click OK and download them.
And and are there viruses that you cannot scrub or was what he's called for of course -- number of sleep on your computer.
Are there any of these which -- impossible -- -- -- compute what the problem is even if you.
Even if you do you go through and clean out your system there's never really any way to tell you and removed -- 100% so if unfortunately for a lot of organizations the only option is to completely -- the system and start over from scratch.
Alright -- now from McAfee thank you for joining us.
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