SIGNS THAT YOUR DEVICE HAS
Attacks against networks are extraordinarily widespread today.
Their level of severity and frequency keep increasing every year.
In addition, the National Cyber Security Alliance noted that 60% of
small and medium-sized businesses go out of business within six
months of a hack.
By orchestrating their attacks, cybercriminals pursue several
objectives: to sell valuable information on the black market or to
damage a company's reputation, causing such damage that repairs
will be both extremely long and expensive.
Hackers thrive on popularity ratings based on recognition from
their peers or the number of times their plans make the headlines.
To put an end to attacks on your network, you have to know how
to recognize the signs that should put you on the alert. Here are
the five most telling symptoms of a network intrusion.
1. Ransomware messages
Ransomware messages are one of the most visible signs that an
attack has taken place on a network. This is because they are often
displayed on the first page of the sites and restrict access to the
content until the victims transfer the ransom amount to the
The employee who visits an infected site from their workstation is
not the only possible trigger. Sometimes problems arise when
opening an email or spam that redirects the recipient to a malware-
ridden site, unless the recipient starts downloading infected files.
As these messages seem perfectly legitimate, the recipients look no
further and follow the instructions. All that is left for hackers to do
is install ransomware on these people's computers and thus break
into the corporate network.
How to react: The best strategy is to call in an expert and pay
nothing. Businesses are also urged to power off and disconnect any
infected parts of their systems to avoid further damage, using of the
best antivirus software which can detect the threat before it’s
affects you is a must, and to notify law enforcement of the attack.
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