A new report suggests 7 million cyber crimes are committed against small to medium businesses every year. Criminals target firms likely to spend less on cyber security. Hacking into emails to gain sensitive information or sending emails within firms trying to trick staff into sending payments to the criminals own bank accounts.
It is suggested that a cyber crime attack cost small businesses up to £3000 and it can take days to get back up and running after such an attack.
Businesses can keep themselves safe by using constantly updated software protection for devices. Also ensuring that passwords are changed regularly and not easy to guess.