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Is your email protected from malware?

February 15, 2019

If you think you or your business is at risk for an IT security attack, call HiTech today to discuss your options.

Email is the ultimate gateway for ransomware, and studies suggest that 92% of ransomware attacks were delivered by email last year. If you think you or your business is at risk for an IT security attack, call HiTech today to discuss your options.

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What is ransomware? Ransomware is a form of malicious software (or malware) that, once installed on your computer, threatens you or your business, usually by denying you access to your data. The attacker demands a ransom from the victim, promising &mdash not always truthfully &mdash to restore access to the data upon payment.

What do email based cyber attacks look like? Malware can be hard to identify, but phishing emails are detectable when you know the signs.

Sender's email address
If the sender's address is unfamiliar or doesn't match an expected address for a company, then it is probably a malware email.

Enticement to open an attachment
Most emails that contain malware will encourage you to open an attachment. These attachments can be harmful even if you are running antivirus.

Enticement to follow a link
Some malware emails will encourage you to follow a web link. These links could lead to malware.

Warning, threat, or urgency
Malware emails often attempt to incite your fear, worry, or a sense of urgency.

Unfamiliar documentation
Many malware emails will include fake package delivery problems, information about fake court appearances, or fake invoices. As a general reminder, never open attachments that you are not expecting.

At HiTech, our goal is to provide complete IT security for your growing business. If you have a small to midsize business, and you want to turn technology into a power tool that can move your business forward instead of a problem that costs you time and money, then we can help!

 

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