It seems like hardly a day goes by when you don’t hear about another major hack taking place. In the first 24 hours of 2019 alone, more than 30,000 Australian civil servants’ private information was phished by a hacker.
That’s just the start.
With hacking so often in the news, it can be easy to get overwhelmed and tune it all out. Maybe you think your business is too small to make a good target. Maybe you think the odds are in your favor.
Here’s the bad news – you’re wrong.
Before you know it, you may have been hacked:
How Can You Tell If You’ve Been Hacked?
- Your password not working.
- People receive emails or social media invites from you which you did not send.
- Maybe you get a large number of pop up advertisements.
- Or you get fake antivirus messages.
- You have unexplained online activity.
- You have new browser toolbars, applications, or software which you do not recognize or didn’t install.
If you recognize any of these indicators, then get in touch with your IT support immediately. If you haven’t already, don’t hesitate to hire professional cybersecurity experts. Hardening your systems against attacks and thereby making yourself a harder target for would-be cyber attackers is absolutely critical.