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Cybercriminals Use Windows as Prime Target


Cybercrime is always evolving because crime never sleeps, right? While malware attacks seem to be down in 2022, there were still tens of millions worldwide. 

Criminals spend most of their time trying to figure out the best way to hold your company for ransom, access sensitive information and generally mess with your business. So it’s important to be ready.

If you’re using Microsoft Windows, you may be at a greater risk, a massive 95% of those threats were targeted at Windows, as the majority of malware attacks are committed against it.

Malware is software that is specifically designed to disrupt, damage or gain unauthorized access to a computer system. It’s a numbers game, so there are millions upon millions of attacks every year.  

Most don’t work, but it appears that Windows is more vulnerable than other operating systems.

The best way to defend your business from these no-good-knicks is to ensure software and hardware is installed as soon as patches and updates are released.

Training employees company-wide is just as important because spotting the telltale signs of cybercriminal activity is the next level of defence. It should be clear what to do and who to talk to if an employee detects suspicious activity.

No system is perfect or foolproof, so your organization needs a response plan. This is a coordinated strategy involving plans, procedures, and technical measures that enable the recovery of information systems, operations and data after a disruption.  

Everyone in the company should know where to find the plan and who to communicate with in the event of an attack.  

An IT service provider knows what strategy will fit your particular employees, business and industry. They can even keep an eye your company to stop an attack before it starts.

That’s what we do for businesses in Victoria, BC, and we’d love to help your business too. Give us a call and we can take a look at areas you may need to shore up.