When everyone is a target, what can you do to protect your business – and yourself?

One of the most common misconceptions about any type of cybercrime is that hackers are choosy about their targets. They won’t put in the effort of hacking into systems or accounts unless they’re guaranteed a big payday, right?

Wrong.

Businesses of all sizes and types, as well as individuals from all walks of life, are at risk of falling victim to a hacker, and email is a popular target for these criminals. Cyber Express’ own David Stanley recently spoke with WYTV News to discuss email hacking and the dangers it can pose to both your business and to yourself personally.

Because email hacking is tricky to spot until the hacker starts using an account to wreak havoc, the best thing you can do to minimize the damage they’re able to do is to speak up if you get an odd email from a coworker or friend. While some of the email-spoofing attacks are targeted and part of a bigger scam, these run-of-the-mill hacks are simply looking to infect as many users as possible. The sooner you can help a victim realize that they’re a victim, the sooner they can take the steps David recommends above.

Changing your password on a regular basis and taking advantage of Two-Factor Authentication to add an extra layer of security can help minimize your chances of being hacked, and handing a scammer a tool they can use to victimize more businesses or people.

Don’t forget to take the time to file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission once you’ve done what’s required to take back control of your account. The more information the FTC has, the better they’re able to keep track of active scammers that are targeting users in the US.

If you would like to learn more about what you can do to protect yourself and your business against hackers and scammers, give the Cyber Express team a call at 1-330-629-6922 or email us at sales@cyberexpress.biz today.