The UK is the second most likely country to be targeted by hackers and financial data is on the top of their target list. In 2018, British Airways was one of the companies who fell victim to a cyber attack and both company and employee data were compromised. No matter small or large, all businesses can be affected.
Cyber breaches happen so often, that we have now become desensitised to the major cyber activity and security breaches that happen every day. Our cyber data and identity requires immediate attention to make sure it is safeguarded from cyber criminals and surprisingly it’s not hard to prevent a breach.
Sadly, small and medium business have been under attack from hackers in recent years and the attacks are rapidly increasing. Cyber security is a very serious matter and can have devastating consequences to organisations of any size. Cyber breaches could lead to a loss of important data, losing public standing or having to fork out money. We encourage small businesses to be prepared for potential cyber attacks.This can be through web safety awareness and data protection. Carry on reading to see how you can stay safe online as a small business.
Over a period of a year, Google researched ways in which hackers steal users’ passwords to break into their accounts. The research showed that 788,000 login credentials were stolen via keyloggers – which are tools that secretly record every key pressed – 12 million credentials were stolen as a result of a phishing attack, and 3.3 billion credentials were exposed by third-party data breaches.
“You could spend a fortune purchasing technology and services, and your network infrastructure could still remain vulnerable to old-fashioned manipulation.” — Kevin Mitnick Did you know that around 25% of…