There has been a lot of talk lately regarding Chinese hackers’ and their attacks on business networks. Apparently, it is easy for Chinese hackers to get into your network and set up your computer to do their bidding if the correct protection is not in place within the business network. Hackers search for the easiest and most vulnerable entry points into your network. Most business owners don’t realize that they may have been hacked even while they may be having issues with their computer network. For business, it is of the utmost importance that they keep up to date with the latest security measures and to ensure against attack from such hackers.
Chinese hackers will penetrate your network not only to steal information from you, but they will also try to find out what your business is up to. The type of information that they are looking for is your personal data like credit card numbers and bank account numbers. This personal information is the bread and butter of your business, because without it your business cannot succeed. It may seem like common sense, but most business owners don’t think that there is a hacker behind every computer that accesses their network.
There are other ways that Chinese hackers will get into your personal data as well. They will use programs like keyloggers to capture passwords and user names and use them later to log into other accounts. They will use this information to gain access to things like websites that you have visited, and the systems that you have used to keep your personal data safe. The bottom line is that your personal and financial data is not safe until you take precautions to keep it safe. That is the only way that you will be able to sleep at night and know that you are doing everything in your power to protect yourself and your business.
Some of the most common signs of a Chinese hacking attack are the sudden appearance of pop ups that appear to be originating from a different website. Often times the user is asked to enter their login information before they can proceed. Other times the pop up will be accompanied by a message from Google or Yahoo! stating that your account has been accessed illegally. This is because the hacker hopes to use your personal data to continue the attack on your business. Once the intruder has gained access to your files, they usually delete all of the information and place the website in a false directory so that if the user goes to that site they can find out who owns the domain.
Another common sign of an attack is the software programs that are created to conduct the attacks. These programs are typically made by Chinese hackers who want to access as much personal data about your business as possible. They will create back door software which allows them complete access to your computers. They will also put a virus onto your system to compromise your security and allow them to access your personal data.
When your company is working on the internet they are vulnerable to attackers. The hackers are always looking for opportunities to invade your system and get a full grasp of your data. As a business owner you have a duty to protect your company and ensure that your system is always secure.