Every year, the number of malware attacks on small businesses increases. Symantec’s 2018 Internet Security Threat Report found that between 2017 and 2018, malware increased by 54%.

The term “malware” covers a number of different malicious programs, including ransomware, spyware, viruses, worms, Trojan horses and more.

In many cases, malware is designed to take over your computer. It may be programmed to look for specific data or it may give a hacker remote access to your files. In the case of ransomware, it locks you out of your computer until you pay the hacker a ransom. After that, the hacker may give you back control – or they might delete everything on your hard drive. These are not good people.

If you don’t invest in cyber security, then hackers can destroy your business. It’s already happened to countless businesses across the country. It’s estimated that websites experience up to 58 cyber-attacks every day. Protect yourself before it’s too late. Small Business Trends, Oct. 12, 2019