Great article at QuickApproval.info
Small businesses seem to be the target of cybercriminals looking to get access to their computers and banking accounts through phishing scams, trojans and IRS-disguised ransomeware. The reason why small businesses are targeted is because they have less money invested in their computer security, have more access on less computers and usually keep more money in their bank account than larger institutions. For many, starting up their own business is a dream come true that sometimes becomes a nightmare.
People are interested and involved in providing the goods or services that make up the core of their business. The nightmare part comes into play when they have to handle the business aspect and they find that they aren’t prepared for it for whatever reason. Maybe it’s the time they have to invest in balancing the books, making sure that security and employees concerns are addressed. Whatever the reason, many find themselves overwhelmed and do not ‘get around’ to dealing with things that need to be taken care of.
These scams target these people and take advantage of them in their vulnerable state. Reports from security expert Alex Watson director of security research at Websense Security Labs, indicates that tax scams are going strong now but have been running since December.
Even if your’e not a small business this could apply to you too so take heed and be informed!