Web Security

Keep your business and personal data safe

With the ever-increasing reliance on the internet, crime is becoming more and more prevalent and sophisticated online.
In general, there are only two things that most cyber criminals are after:

  • Your bank details
  • Your contact information

 

But that is not all they are after and, you could be forgiven for thinking that you don’t put your personal or bank details on the web, so there’s no way they can ever get that information.

Remember that your company’s website probably has a contact form designed to take information from people who fill it out, so you can contact them.

It is a very common trick for hackers to replace the forms on your website with their own. They can make them look just like your forms except that all the data inputted may not go to you, but it will copy across to them.

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What are the most common cyber crimes?

There are numerous cyber crimes and they have become more and more commonplace as more and more of the worlds population relies on the internet.

The most common cyber crimes against businesses are:

1 - Phishing

Yes, that does say fishing with a ph. You are likely to have seen a phishing attempt at least once, if not dozens of times. It is usually the case that you receive an email which appears to be from a legitimate source.

Some of the more sophisticated ones even look like they’re from your bank or PayPal etc and will link through to a legitimate-looking website – all of them have the same basic aim – to induce you to entering some personal private data; passwords, usernames, even card or bank details so that the phisher can steal that information.

 

2 - Malware

This is a fairly catch-all term for a piece of code written to perform a specific and illegitimate task. It could include viruses, spyware, hackbots, trojans and worms.

They could be designed to allow a third party back-door access to your network or your computer. Or it could be designed to wipe the data on a network or computer, thus causing major headaches for your business.

They typically come in through poorly checked downloads off the web or attachments in emails opened up or downloaded without first being checked.

 

3 - Password Attacks

These are kind of what they say on the tin – they are often pre-written scripts that the attacker will set to work to try and crack a password. This could be the admin panel access to your website for example.

This is why lots of online login forms will lock you out if you enter the wrong password more than three times in a row. It’s very annoying when it happens, but it is there for security.

If you have a weak password, hacking scripts are more likely to be able to crack it. And if you use the same password for everything then you’re really in trouble!

 

4 - Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks

These are usually targeted or malicious attacks, aimed at a specific business or website. But they are sometimes followed up with ransom-like demands to pay money to the attacker so that they will stop.

Put simply a DoS attack involves bombarding a network or server with high volumes of traffic or data so that it becomes overloaded and crashes.

This could include websites, emails, CRM systems, software and servers among others.

 

What do we do?

Our IT technicians have numerous tools at their disposal to prevent many of the attacks or cyber crimes that might affect your business.

These can include load balancing software to monitor and control traffic flow to your online systems, websites etc. Malware detectors and antivirus scanners as well as failovers, firewalls and data encryption services that make accessing sensitive or personal data extremely hard.

 

Training

We offer training on web and cyber security to you and your team. This will help you to understand and prevent cyber crime attacks and phishing from taking place.

This is vital to help protect your data as well as the data and sensitive information of your customers and clients.

Training is tailored to your team size and specific requirements.

 

If you are interested in learning more about web security or would like to book a consultation, please get in touch.

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