• Intellikor Team

Common ways companies get hacked

Hackers often use unsecured Wi-Fi networks and phishing techniques to gain privileged access. Phishing is the spur for so many different types of cyber crimes.

It starts with social engineering, that leads to extortion techniques and then ransom is required. Ransomware is a type of malware which prevents you from accessing your device and the data stored on it, usually by encrypting your files. A criminal group will then demand a ransom in exchange for decryption.


Ransomware average cost is $1 million (larger scale institutions) for smaller businesses it is a lesser number. $2 million for rebuilding from a cyber reach. Monthly phishing attack service fee an attacker pays to push phishing attacks $35 a month.


Sectors impacted by ransomware attacks


Attackers gain access due to phishing, remote access credentials (people emailing themselves a password to remind themselves sent in clear text. Software vulnerabilities not keeping systems patched, for all devices phones, computers hackers go after known vulnerabilities.


Best practices

1. Awareness and training - practice phishing campaigns

2. Regular patching and auto updates

3. Disaster recovery plan, table top exercise (practice runs)

4. Regular backups of data, redundant data stored off network


Most costly reported cyber crime last year business email compromise. Thats why at Intellikor we offer the best practices to prevent cyber attacks for our clients. Find out more today by contacting us.




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