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Are Hackers Targeting Your Business for Data or Monetary Theft?

As the MD of a small business, you are under attack from hackers. Right now, extremely dangerous and well-funded cybercrime rings in China, Russia and the Ukraine are using sophisticated software systems to hack into thousands of small businesses like yours. All they want is to steal credit cards and client information, and swindle money directly out of your bank account. Take the recent Foxtons attack that made the the news, just one of many examples that are happening on a scary, frequent basis. Some are even being funded by their own government to attack UK businesses.

Too small for a Cyberattack?

Don’t think you’re in danger because you’re small and not a big target like a TalkTalk or Boots? Think again. 82,000 NEW malware threats are released every single day and HALF of the cyber-attacks occurring are aimed at small businesses. You just don’t hear about it because it’s kept quiet for fear of attracting bad PR, lawsuits, data-breach fines and out of sheer embarrassment.

In fact, the insurance company Hiscox reports that 65,000 SMEs are attacked every day, with 4,500 successful breaches, And that number is growing rapidly as more businesses utilize cloud computing and mobile devices, and store more information online. Quite simply, most SMEs are low-hanging fruit to hackers due to their lack of adequate security systems – which is what prompted this urgent post to all of you.

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What to do right now

There are a few simple things you need to be doing on a consistent basis to avoid being the next statistic. They are:

Speak to our IT consultants to find out more about our IT security options for SMEs. Call us on 0203 005 9650 now.