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Cyber Aware – Lockdown Attacks

In light of the NSCS recent Cyber Aware campaign, in which the UK Government is offering advice on how to stay safe online during the Coronavirus pandemic.  In this post, we highlight some of the latest figures for Computer Rescue highlighting the ever-growing problem, during Cyber aware week.

Since lockdown began 4 weeks ago, there has been a massive surge in the number of hacking attack attempts from rogue IP addresses across the world.  All trying desperately to hack into your workstation or take over your server, hold you to ransom and cause complete havoc in a time, when, quite frankly, we could all do with a break from worry.

These attempts to circumvent your cybersecurity are not new, however during a time when we are all online that little bit more and using things like social media to kill time and catch up on the latest news.  The opportunity for you to accidentally click a link, use the same password or forget to backup your data is extreme.

The latest Cyber Aware campaign is asking you to do these 6 things.  Full details can be found NCSC website – Cyber Aware.

  • Create a separate password for your email
  • Create a strong password using 3 random words
  • Save your passwords in your browser
  • Turn on two-factor authentication
  • Update your devices
  • Turn on backup.

We wrote extensively about the dangers of not having Cybersecurity in place here, in our articles:

Why do I need Cybersecurity in place? What happens if I don’t have any?

21 tips when working from home

Since lockdown began 4 weeks ago, the stats have been alarming.  Here are some of our own figures:

CR_Cybersecurity Attacks Infographic

The Cybersecurity threat to both business and individuals is real and very credible.  Trouble is we all get caught up in our everyday lives and adopt the attitude of “It won’t happen to me”.

Unfortunately, it would appear that the longer we are in this situation, the more vulnerable we are becoming.

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Computer Rescue offers a complete range of IT Support and Cyber Security Services, all priced according to your requirements and needs of the business.  All of our IT Support and Cyber Security Services are tailored and bespoke to your individual company and as a result, the pricing will vary depending upon need.

Computer Rescue was set up to prevent Small – Medium business being ripped off with unnecessary IT Support costs and as a company its important that we gain and cultivate our business relationships with our customers and not just their wallet.

Get in touch with us today to find out more about the IT Support and Cyber Security services that we offer and how we may best be of assistance to you.  We can get you started with a FREE IT Network and Cyber Security Assessment to make sure that all of your systems are working as they should be.

Here’s a link to our article: What to expect to pay for IT support and cybersecurity services.

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