Clear Signs that Show that You’ve Been Hacked

Clear Signs that Show that You've Been Hacked

There are some obvious signs that your network has been hacked or breached.

Businesses of every single size are constantly under attack by cybersecurity threats. As secure as your network may seem, you might still fall victim to a cyber-attack or other hacking attempts. Even if you do use firewalls, subscribe to other security programs, and keep a close eye out for possible phishing scams, there are some obvious signs that your network has been hacked or breached. Look out for the following indications that you have been hacked to ensure your company is still running securely and safely.

Unrecognized or Unauthorized Programs on Your Company Network

Pay attention to your file directories and desktop. A sure sign that your network security has been compromised is the unauthorized programs that might have popped up. Look out for those unfamiliar programs that have been installed on your network and look for an explanation. If you assume employees have installed these programs, it might result in a much bigger security issue sometime down the line. Also, do not click on these unfamiliar programs, no matter what. It could be an invasion of your company or personal network the minute you click on it. Instead, get in touch with your managed services provider or IT team to identify and take care of the issue.

Spam Emails Sent from Various Company Accounts

This is a common and surefire sign that something is fishy with your network security: the spam email. These emails might look legitimate to the recipients, including clients and employees, because they seem to be coming from your company’s computers, devices, and email addresses. Unfortunately, this not only will compromise your business IT, but all of your subscribers too. Prevent the spread of cybersecurity threats by getting your managed services provider to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.

Your Home Page or Website Redirects to a Different Website

Search online for your company’s website. Does it go to a regular visit to your home page, or does it result in any error messages and redirect you to a totally different website? This is a clear indication that your website has been cyber-attacked and that malicious software has then been uploaded to your system. In case of any of these issues, you should get in touch with your managed services provider so your company can undergo a security audit. A trusted IT team or managed services provider from En-Net can help protect your network and your website too, so give us a call as soon as possible!

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