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.