Watch out, small businesses – in 2016, cyber criminals might be zeroing in on you.
Ransomware and POS attacks are predicted to escalate this year, and their main target: local small businesses with sub-par security systems. SCMagazine reports:
Small businesses and retailers should expect cybercriminals to pay extra attention to them in the coming months with ransomware and point of sale attacks becoming even more common, according to Kent Shuart, product marketing manager at Dell SonicWALL.
Increasingly more sophisticated with every new hit, these attacks probe business systems for credit card information, customer data, and any information that could be sold on the black market. What’s more worrisome are that these attacks are no joke to small enterprises: 60 percent of small and medium businesses that fall victim to this kind of attack go out of business.
Shuart states: “The average small retailer has 50,000 credit cards in their system that can sell for between $5 and $10 each on the dark web, meaning you are a very good target.”
Learn how to avoid these attacks and step up your security game here.
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