Initially, malware was created to wreak havoc and cause disruption for purposes of notoriety, but over time it has evolved into a stealthy, malicious threat leveraged by criminals for financial gain
Arlington, VA (PRWEB) August 24, 2008
Cyveillance, the world leader in cyber intelligence, today announced that it has added industry leading malware protection capabilities to its Cyveillance Brand Protection™ service. These enhancements safeguard Internet users from Web sites, blogs, and other online channels that criminals leverage to distribute malware and attract visitors through unauthorized use of well-known brands.
Online criminals are increasingly leveraging well-known brands as an effective means for malware distribution. Consumer trust in these brands enables the criminals to implement creative new attacks through popular online channels, in an attempt to stay ahead of standard security measures.
Malware, a form of malicious software ranging from backdoor Trojan viruses and keyloggers to "bot" programs that launch spam, is designed to infiltrate a user's computer without their knowledge, for purposes of stealing sensitive information and other forms of fraud. As part of the Cyveillance Brand Protection service, the company's proven malware defense capabilities work seamlessly with existing technologies and response procedures to provide the industry's most comprehensive online brand protection service available.
"Initially, malware was created to wreak havoc and cause disruption for purposes of notoriety, but over time it has evolved into a stealthy, malicious threat leveraged by criminals for financial gain," said Panos Anastassiadis, CEO and Chairman of Cyveillance. "As a result of this paradigm shift, there are currently tens of thousands of live Web sites that misuse brands and trademarks for purposes of malware distribution. Cyveillance stays ahead of the curve by taking an intelligence-led approach to security, proactively monitoring and identifying specific instances of online brand abuse."
Cyveillance Brand Protection enables companies to address the many threats to their brand on the Internet such as cybersquatting, traffic diversion schemes, brand dilution and devaluation issues and unauthorized use of company content. Cyveillance conducts comprehensive crawls of the Internet to identify and track instances of brand abuse 24x7. For more information on Cyveillance Brand Protection, please visit: http://www.cyveillance.com/web/solutions/enterprise/solutions/brand-protection.asp.
Cyveillance, the world leader in cyber intelligence, provides an intelligence-led approach to security. Through continuous, comprehensive Internet monitoring and sophisticated intelligence analysis, Cyveillance proactively identifies and eliminates threats to information, infrastructure, individuals and their interactions, enabling its customers to preserve their reputation, revenues, and customer trust. Cyveillance serves the Global 2000 and OEM Data Partners - protecting the majority of the Fortune 50, regional financial institutions nationwide, and more than 30 million global consumers through its partnerships with security and service providers that include AOL and Microsoft. For more information, visit http://www.cyveillance.com.