Where do criminals learn their trade? From a family member, from a social group, perhaps picking up knowledge while in prison for other crimes?
Well how about youtube?
Videos like this are springing up more and more, describing techniques used for phishing attacks. These guide can be very detailed, and show how easily an attacker can get access to your personal AND business accounts from the comfort of their home PC. With such easy access to criminal methods, its clear to see why the rise in phishing attacks and ransomware is increasing at an alarming rate.
74% of UK businesses1 have no plan in place to deal with a Ransomware attack which is surprising considering the amount of media coverage there has been of this issue. A single crypto-ransomware atack can cost small businesses as much as £75,0002 which is mostly attributed to the downtime associated with losing access to customer data and POS systems.
This video highlights one of the many ways you can fall victim to a phishing attack, and current trends are showing the scale and complexity of the attacks is increasing – a real threat to companies in the UK and internationally.
Thankfully, the most effective way to deal with these threats is simply to raise awareness. Basic processes and knowledge means most attacks can be thwarted by anyone at any level – you dont need specialist IT qualifications to spot phishing attacks if you know what to look for.
Just as much as Ransomware and Phishing attacks are increasing, so are the methods for defence against these threats, as long as you stay ahead of the game.
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