Have you heard about the recent cyberattacks and breaches that have made headlines over the last year? With cybercrime on the rise, it’s important to stay up-to-date on current breaches and learn how to prevent your company from being a statistic.
Here are 3 notable breaches to be aware of and key takeaways to prevent your company from suffering a similar fate:
- In March 2021, Microsoft reported discovering vulnerabilities in its Exchange Email Server. A statement on their website informed people that hackers “used these vulnerabilities to access on-premises Exchange servers which enabled access to email accounts, and allowed installation of additional malware to facilitate long-term access to victim environments.”
Be proactive! Don’t wait until your business has fallen victim to a cyberattack to take action. Consider a cybersecurity risk assessment and managed services. Preventative maintenance and comprehensive real-time monitoring of your critical network and desktop devices ensure the reliability and stability of your IT assets.
- In August 2021, T-Mobile suffered a cyberattack and issued a statement saying “T-Mobile’s systems were subject to a criminal cyberattack that compromised data of millions of our customers, former customers, and prospective customers.” The attack exposed Social Security numbers, names, addresses, dates of birth and driver’s license/ID information.
Make sure you and your employees:
- Use strong passwords
- Do not reuse passwords
- Enable 2 factor authentication
- Don’t use autofill to save your login information
- Frequently change passwords
- Consider using a password manager to store your passwords.
- On September 13, 2021, Apple issued an emergency software update for their iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and Mac computers after a flaw was discovered that affects iMessage. The flaw allows hackers to infect devices with zero-click spyware.
Don’t put off updates! It’s crucial to keep software updated to prevent cyberattacks from occurring. Cybercrime is always evolving as technology advances. Make sure your devices are always running the latest versions of cybersecurity and antivirus software.
Being ill-prepared for a cyberattack can quite literally cripple your business. Want to learn more about how our 24/7/365 monitoring and maintenance can prevent, detect, and stop issues before they arise?
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