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Cybercrime – the next assault

Cybercrime is starting to impact on business. This is not necessarily the use of computer technology to create fraudulent invoices and ghost bank accounts.The dependence of a business on the technology is a massive risk especially with companies who do not have a structured back up plan and a business continuity plan.

It is simple for a disgruntled employee, customer or supplier to introduce a virus into the system to destroy critical business information. An even more insidious attack can be to introduce a virus that you distribute to customers and suppliers attacking their systems.This destroys your customer or supplier base, leaves you open for civil litigation and destroys your standing in your business community.

Files can be downloaded and distributed on social media sites.Your accounts can be accessed and bank details or access details stolen and either used, sold or just distributed across the internet.

It is important for you to realise the potential harm from cyber attacks. Take action to prevent an attack by introducing monitor programs and other checks to reduce the potential for these attacks.

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