An avalanche, when used in the technology world, does not mean what you think it means. An avalanche actually refers to a large global network of hosting infrastructure that is used by cyber criminals. It is something that you do not want to be a victim of. Knowing more about that an avalanche does and how it can affect you can help you tremendously.
What an Avalanche Does
When cyber criminals come together to form an infrastructure to assist them in their schemes, you get an avalanche. The cyber criminals then turn around and use this network to conduct phishing scams and even distribute malware campaigns. Additionally, they can run money mule schemes through this network and essentially recruit people to commit fraud for them by transporting and laundering stole merchandise and dirty money for them. It allows them to not get their hands dirty and conduct a more secure scheme. Their ultimate goal is to gain money by being successful in these schemes. Because they have more information available to them through the network, it can also be much more difficult to stop them.
How You Can Protect Yourself from an Avalanche
While it may be more difficult to stop these kinds of attacks, there are some things you can do to better protect yourself. According to the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), you can use these methods to protect yourself online:
An avalanche may seem like a very scary reality but it is one you can protect yourself from. Contact Sysoft in Toronto by (416) 410-7268 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can protect yourself.
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