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In our last blog post we talked about how vulnerable small businesses are to being hacked. One key component to making sure your business and its employees/customers stay safe is to make sure everyone is educated on the potential threats out there. There are several ways a business stays vulnerable to hackers. A smaller business generally has weaker online security and deal with large amounts of their business online and through cloud type applications.
One way that businesses can fall prey to these types of attacks is through email phishing. Email phishing is a tactic used by hackers to gain access. It comes in the form of a seemingly normal looking email, but a single click inside the email can be the difference between a security breech and suffering a massive financial loss.
Most small business owners are under the impression that hackers won’t target them because they are small. For quite a while they would primarily set their sights on bigger companies and leave the average small business alone. Having a small business with fewer financial resources was a benefit. Today, that isn’t necessarily true. According to a recent report, 60% of small businesses get hacked each year.
A bigger business means a bigger payout, but they target smaller businesses because they are generally easier to hack than larger companies. Hackers have many ways to attack small businesses and business owners. Hacking can be done through email with phishing attacks or through malware and viruses. It can also be done over the phone by conning employees or even the owners for more information than they should give out.