Have you been hacked? Are you concerned about your internet security? If not, then you should be!
Have you been hacked? How would you know if you have been hacked? I bet you wouldn’t even know until it was too late.
Many businesses and websites are constantly being hacked by perpetrators from the dark web. And it doesn’t matter what type of business you have, whether it is a web-based business or a brick and mortar business with a web presence. We are all at risk.
Internet hacking has become big business and big money for hackers.
You are fooled if think because you have an antivirus running on your computer and protected firewalls that you are not at risk. You are at risk, more so than ever before and you need to know have you been hacked.
Internet hackers are getting smarter by the day, they can surpass computer security systems, access your private data, access business servers without you evening knowing. Internet hackers hold businesses and individuals to ransom and if the ransom is not paid they release your data on the dark web and basically sell it for whatever price they can get. Generally being paid in bitcoin.
The biggest threat to businesses is the human element, not computers. So it is critical that all businesses train staff and employees of the threat internet hackers pose. You need to have a plan and strategy in place to deal with cyber threats.
Many of the largest corporations have been hacked, so if they are vulnerable so is your business. Your business has a legal obligation to protect client information, should client personal information fall into the hands of hackers, you can pretty much kiss your business goodbye.
Simply the internet and computer hackers install some type of malware on your systems through scams and scam emails.
The type of information they are trying to access are but not limited to:
- Usernames and passwords.
- Bank account and credit card information.
- Bank pin numbers.
- Personal information and business information to sell on the dark web.
- Social media accounts.
There is a way that you can check if you have been hacked, or if your email has been used and that is by checking a website called haveibeenpwned.com
haveibeenpwned.com was created by Troy Hunt, we highly recommend you check it out and bookmark for easy reference.
So what are some of the measures you can put in place to protect your business and client data?
- 2-way firewall.
- Increase web browser security.
- Put in place email protocols.
- Install Antispyware protection.
- Update passwords on a regular basis, and make sure they are encrypted.
- Install antivirus software.
- Consult an expert to complete an audit on your service and work computers.
At the end of the day, the responsibility of making sure your data and client data is protected falls back on YOU. So have you been hacked? A simple question and we hope the answer is no.