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Since 2009, there has been a significant rise in ransomware attacks, and it shows no signs of slowing down. BUT WHY?!?!? To put it simply: because it works. Ransomware is a form of malware designed to take over your computer, files, folders, and networks. And according to Norton Antivirus, it isn’t always just one cybercriminal -- it could be cyber-gangs working together to make money off unsuspecting users. It’s time for all companies, especially small businesses, to be on high alert and have the proper protection against ransomware.
In March 2018, Microsoft released their bi-annual Security Intelligence Report. Microsoft scanned 400 billion email messages, 18 billion web pages, and 1.2 billion devices for threats. But what does that mean for small business? What are the hackers' methods? How can you protect your company?
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An article published by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2010 estimated the average teenager consumed nearly 11 hours of media per-day, with one and a half hours spent on social media. A follow-up article by online marketing firm Mediakix showed social media usage had jumped in 2016 to 1 hour and 56 minutes after studying statistics gathered from YouTube, Facebook and industry analyst.
Microsoft research shows that 90% of all compromised passwords come from a data breach. You read that right - 90%! Criminals use tools that can guess thousands of passwords a minute. Their goal is to wreak havoc on your network and steal your trade secrets. But, not all these criminals are hacking masterminds. These attacks can also be a result of a coworker or family member snooping around.