Companies and businesses across the world are increasingly being exposed to and compromised by cyber attacks. Many security firms are finding companies that are coming under more attacks than in previous years. There is no denying that protection from cyber-attacks and cybercriminals is now just as important as physically securing your business’ property. A robust security system is the best way to prevent cyber attacks. However, what can you do in the meantime before you’re able to upgrade, or how would you know if your business has been targeted? Let’s look at a few signs a cyber attack has compromised your business computer network.
One of the most common forms of cyberattacks comes in the form of ransomware. This type of malware will lock your computer or files until the attacker’s demands are met, typically payment. Oftentimes, victims will pay the demands only to be left hanging for the release of their data or computers. Rarely will the criminals honor their word. How does this affect you? Well, the ransomer will attempt to communicate directly with you or your business to notify you of their involvement. This could come in any form of communication. If it does, verify its authenticity and contact experts to figure out how to proceed.
Unusual Emails or Computer Behavior
The easiest way by far to tell if your business computer network has been compromised is if it is acting out of the ordinary. Newly upgraded computers acting very slow all of a sudden? Strange emails in your inbox? Anything like that can be a sign that someone has infected your business computer network with a computer virus. Should a cybercriminal gain access to your computer or network, they can send spear-phishing emails from coworkers’ computers, which your employees might not even realize! Atypical pop-ups are another dead give away your computer or network has been infected with a computer virus. These situations can range from nuisances to destructive and are debilitating to your business’ daily operations.
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