Cyber Threats Update May 2019

Cyber Threats Update May 2019

Cyber threats are prominent in the news. Security is compromised and sensitive client data has been stolen. We have all read about it but what precisely do we need to worry about? Cyber threats can harm your business no matter how small. In this age of fast-moving technology, there is always a way to exploit it.

One of the more serious cyber threats is Spear phishing. Spear Phishing involves cybercriminals targeting business owners, directors and senior personnel, capturing sensitive data including: Bank details, passwords and other valuable information.

What does phishing look like? Phishing may take various forms. Here are some of the most common occurrences:

  • An email asking you to log into a service such as online banking.
  • A message from a staff member asking for sensitive company information.
  • A social media message with a link or file attached that if you click malware could be downloaded on your device.
  • Fake bills and invoices

In addition to a state-of-the-art antivirus (we recommend Webroot Secure Anywhere). User education is also vital to avoid serious cyber threats.

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