They read about a KNOWN technique that was devised by someone else and they use it to break into a site that is interesting to them, often just to see if they can do it. Naturally once they have done that they will take advantage of the weakness to do malicious harm, plant something or steal something.
A very small number of hackers are actually capable of discovering a new way to overcome web security obstacles. Given the work being done by tens of thousands of programmers worldwide to improve security, it is not easy to discover a brand new method of attack. Hundreds, sometimes thousands of man-hours might be put into developing a new exploit. This is sometimes done by individuals, but just as often is done by teams supported by organized crime.
Web Anti-virus and Spyware screening prevents viruses, spyware and web borne malicious content from reaching your business network and provide you with web security. While URL Filtering allows your business to cost-effectively monitor network use anywhere in the organisation, no matter how or where users connect to the Internet.
Anti-Spyware and Anti-Virus protection are core elements to protect your business from a wide range of threats that can steal your confidential information, re-direct your web searches, and diminish your network’s performance.
Accesspoint make use of the MessageLabs and MimeCast Spam and Anti-Virus applications to protect our clients e-mail platforms.
All our hosted servers are protected and monitored by F-Secure anti-virus on a 24/7/365 basis.