Companies must be vigilant against hackers

Companies must be vigilant against hackers

A new report from the BBC suggests that hackers have found a way around security restrictions from banks, a clear indication that businesses need to stay active against these scamsters trying to break into their systems. High assurance SSL certificates and PCI compliance can help companies stay abreast of situations, but they must keep their own tabs on security as well.

While there is no specific risk to any one individual bank, the BBC said the majority of tested antivirus programs didn't catch a piece of malware that was behaving suspiciously in a system. One attack, called the Man in the Browser, has the malware live in the browser and can get between the user and the website.

"The man in the browser attack is a very focused, very specific, advanced threat, specifically focused against banking," said Daniel Brett, of malware testing lab S21sec. "[Although] many products won't pick this up, they've got a much bigger scope, they're having to defend against all the viruses since the beginning of time."

InvestWise said SSL certificates ensure server authentication for customer and business security. The certificates also enables better private communication, an important feature for all businesses.