WINNIPEG, MB: Constant C Technology Group, a leading IT security and support company in Winnipeg, is warning businesses to be wary of ransomware attacks and scams.
Since 2020, cybercrime rates have been increasing around the world. Because more businesses moved their services online due to the pandemic, malicious hackers are taking advantage of weaknesses in their network security.
One of the most common ransomware tactics is an email attack. Employees will receive an email from a corporate email account. These messages are specifically written to bypass spam filters and hide malicious content. They often contain a prompt that encourages the employee to click a link or download a file, which allows the hacker to infiltrate the network.
“Educate your employees about what ransomware attacks look like,” said Jason Kolaski, President of the Constant C Technology Group. “They’re more common than you think.”
To avoid falling victim to these tactics, Constant C Technology Group is strongly recommending that businesses teach their employees about how to spot these malicious messages.
IT companies are warning businesses to improve their security systems now or pay the price later. The standard protocol of backing up data, setting up a firewall, and installing an antivirus system is no longer enough. Now, businesses need security support from an IT company to ensure they are properly protected.
The effects of cybercrime go beyond the financial impact. It can damage a company’s reputation if a cyberattack puts its customer’s private information at risk. In some cases, businesses do not recover from the attacks and have to close their doors for good.
If you suspect your business may be at risk, the first step is to contact an IT company. Seek professional advice to ensure that your company is protected from malicious cyberattacks.
Constant C Technology Group provides IT services to businesses in Winnipeg and across North America. For over 30 years, it has offered network security assistance, co-managed IT services, and cybercrime prevention. For more information about the company and the services it provides, visit its website at https://www.constantc.com/.
Constant C Technology Group
816-294 Portage Avenue
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