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Why SMEs are big targets for cyber crime

Small and medium-sized enterprises are increasingly in the sights of cyber criminals, sometimes as a means to attack corporate associates where there are riches to plunder

Cyber attacks against big businesses are nothing new, with high-profile companies falling foul of sophisticated online criminals at an alarming rate. A cyber attack on a smaller enterprise is unlikely to get anywhere near the level of publicity garnered by the hacking of a multinational corporation, but this doesn’t mean there aren’t many successful attacks against small firms on a daily basis.<

Data held by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is becoming increasingly valuable to cyber criminals. According to recent research released by Barclaycard, 48 per cent of SMEs fell victim to at least one cyber attack last year and 10 per cent were targeted multiple times.

Cyber criminals are targeting SMEs in a growing number of ways, with ransomware attacks proving to be one of the most popular methods used to extract money. Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts all files on a computer and demands money, usually untraceable bitcoins, for them to be unlocked. Not only do 36 per cent of ransomware victims report loss of business income due to the attack, but this type of cyber threat is expected to increase 300 per cent from 2015 to 2016, according to insurance research provider Advisen.

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