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Hacking. Does it affect me?

August 17, 2015

Hacking. Does it affect me?

Question: What do Forbes Magazine, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter all have in common?

Answer: They’ve all been recently hacked.

Hacking is now a huge threat for every business no matter what the size.

You do not need to be a high profile person or company to be a target for hackers. In fact, the majority of today’s hacking attempts are automated where the bots traverse the internet looking for week security or completely unprotected sites. If you fall under this category, it becomes not a question of IF you will be hacked but rather WHEN you will be hacked. It is really only a matter of time. It is estimated that 20,000 websites are hacked each and every day and anyone who has been a victim of hacking knows first hand that it can be costly and invasive.

Hackers are also attempting to break into devices connected to public wifi networks, for example, when you are at your favourite coffee shop using your smartphone, laptop or tablet.  They will try to compromise your systems for a variety of reasons, including; shutting down your website, stealing private data/information or taking control of your computer for the distribution of malware or for later use in denial of service attacks on a larger entity.

The good news is there are a number of  private investigation companies today that provide a variety of useful identification, recovery,  malware/virus and security protection and it is definitely advisable to keep these protections up to date but, what do you do if you have already been compromised?

If you have reason to believe that your computer or network have been has been invaded, time is of the essence. The sooner you can identify and remove the problem the better. Do not delay contacting Investigation Hotline. Our expert techs can identity and neutralize any current security breaches as well as help you to setup the proper protection against any future hacking attempts or leaks.

Please consult with us to secure your interests, or mitigate damage.

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