02 Jul Cyber Security Attacks
The FBI has a dedicated team solely focused on investigating cyber security attacks. The type of attack is wide ranging; either terrorist in nature, international or corporate espionage, data theft or ransomware. Furthermore, there are units within this team that focus on these different kinds of cyber security attacks. The FBI even has rapid response teams that deploy throughout the world the moment a major security attack or breach has occurred.
Ransomware is often one of the most concerning threats for small and medium sized businesses. A successful attack results in the locking of the company’s files and applications. This potential loss of data could mean thousands of dollars to the company, and potential law suits.
“The FBI doesn’t support paying a ransom in response to a ransomware attack. Paying a ransom doesn’t guarantee an organization that it will get its data back—there have been cases where organizations never got a decryption key after having paid the ransom. Paying a ransom not only emboldens current cyber criminals to target more organizations, it also offers an incentive for other criminals to get involved in this type of illegal activity. And by paying a ransom, an organization might inadvertently be funding other illicit activity associated with criminals.”
The best way to prevent an attack is to have a rock-solid security plan in place before the attack. Our Managed Services and Business Continuity Solutions help secure our customers against cyber attacks and minimize business interruption caused by a successful cyber attack and other major events such as fire or natural disaster. We invite you to take advantage of our free IT Network & Security Assessment.
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