Cutting down on expenses, increasing marketing efforts and hiring the best workers are popular New Year’s resolutions made by small business owners in Hesperia, but a more important resolution should include business network protection. Just before New Year’s Eve, two cybercrime cases that made news headlines in California served as a reminder of the importance of Hesperia business network protection:
The Tribune Publishing Printing Press Virus
On the last Friday of the year, the printing presses of one of the largest newspaper publishers in the world were compromised by a malware attack that forced the Los Angeles Times to deliver a Saturday edition of its printed newspaper without classified ads and paid obituaries. This was a major revenue loss for the Tribune Publishing Company since the attack also struck printing presses used to produce the Chicago Tribune and New York Daily News.
California Hacker Charged With Lucrative Denial of Service Attack Operation
In late December, a 25-year-old man from Pasadena was charged with operating a business offering distributed denial-of-service attacks for clients who wanted to maliciously take down websites. FBI agents obtained warrants to shut down the illegal service, which had been operating for a couple of years.
Without adequate business network protection, Hesperia business owners could easily see their operations impacted by malware or DSoS attacks in 2019. According to respected information security firms such as Symantec, cybercrime risks are only expected to get worse year after year. One of the problems faced by all computer users, particularly in the private business sector, is that malicious hackers are becoming more sophisticated thanks to situations such as the leaks of cyber warfare weapons taken from the NSA and the CIA in recent years. Cybercrime outfits have found these stolen hacking tools to be quite useful as they ply their wicked trade, and they will likely continue to improve their attacks.
Start off the New Year with a secure network; contact Sonic Systems in Victorville and inquire about SonicCare Network Protection today.