What to do if your business has been hacked

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There are so many different types of malware that can plunder your business and steal your data. Malware can easily be unleashed on your business – all it takes is one bad click in a dodgy email. These days, it’s harder and harder to spot these fake emails. One click and then boom, just like that, you’re locked out of your business accounts.

Imagine trying to log into your work computer for the day and you are unable to access anything. You then realise you are locked out and a notification comes up to say, “you have to pay £25,000 or you cannot access your data ever again”. Confused and frustrated, what do you do next?

Perhaps contact your boss to see if they are able to access the data, but if you are the boss, do you know what to do? This is a difficult, scary position to be in. Carry on reading to find out what to do next…

Your business has been hacked – this is what you should do

Contact your IT support team and get them to investigate the issue further. They should have a backup of your business data to recover what has been stolen.

If you don’t have an IT support team or your ‘IT person’ is unsure of what to do next because this is out of their depth, then I suggest you get in touch with an IT support team local to you. If you are reading this and your business has already been hacked, then contact us immediately on 01273 806211 or check out our emergency cyber security page.

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How to implement a cyber security plan

Once you have an understanding of where your business is going wrong then it’s time to implement a secure plan to keep your business safe.

This plan should be worked out with your IT support team. They should have enough knowledge and expertise to recommend what you need to do, to protect your business against cyber-threats.

Fortify Endpoint, Detect and Response

We recommend that our clients take out the product Fortify Endpoint, Detect and Response. This product is way more advanced than any antivirus you have used previously. Fortify is made up of two products. To find out more about this product download our FREE guide, which also includes a 5 step plan you can copy to prepare and protect your business against cyber-criminals.

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As an IT support company, we focus a lot on cyber security because we want to make sure every business is aware that they are targeted and how detrimental the impact is if a data breach was to happen. Your hard earned business could slip through your fingers instantly, act now to prevent that from happening.

If you have any questions or concerns about cyber security, contact us now and discuss this with our security experts they will be happy to help you – call 01273 806211 or email [email protected]

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