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The Ins & Outs of Cyber Awareness for your Business - Part 1.

The Ins & Outs of Cyber Awareness for your Business - Part 1.

Posted by on February 8th 2017 in Featured, General News, Insurance

How it all began

Did you know that the first computer virus ‘Elk Cloner’ was created as a practical joke? It was written in 1982 by a 15 year old student with the intention of displaying a short poem, when the computer re-booted every 50th time. In reality, this caused no real harm to the operating system but it soon paved the way for more sinister versions to follow in its footsteps.  

Since then, millions of viruses, malware, trojans and spyware (to name a few) have appeared worldwide making the headlines. Even this week in the news; a denial of service...