How to Know When You’ve Been Hacked

How to Know When You’ve Been Hacked

Early detection of hacking is one of the best ways to minimize the damage done.

Businesses of every size are constantly under attack by cybersecurity threats. As secure as your network might seem, you still may fall victim to a cyber attack or other hacking attempts. Even if you use firewalls, subscribe to security programs, and even keep a vigilant eye out for phishing scams, there are some telltale signs that your network has been compromised. Look for these signs that you’ve been hacked to make sure your business is running safely and securely.

Unauthorized Programs on Your Network

Pay attention to your desktop and file directories. A sure sign that your network security is compromised is the unauthorized program. Look for unfamiliar programs that have been installed on your network and seek out an explanation. If you assume these programs are installed by employees, it could result in much bigger security problems down the line. Most importantly: don’t click on the unfamiliar program, as it may be an invasion of your network. Instead, contact your managed services provider to identify and take care of the problem.

Unfamiliar Programs Accessing Your Network

Another sign you may have been hacked is if you are receiving frequent requests by unfamiliar programs to access your network. In case of this type of request, check to see if your firewall has been uninstalled. Requests for access and missing security systems should be reported to your managed services provider.

Spam Emails Sent from Your Company Accounts

A surefire sign that something is amiss with your network security is the spam email. These emails will look legitimate to recipients, including employees and clients because they are coming from your company’s computers and email addresses. This not only compromises your business IT but your subscribers as well. Prevent the spread of cybersecurity threats by having your managed services provider resolve the issue immediately.

Your Home Page Redirects to Another Site

Search for your company’s site online. Does it return a normal visit to your web page, or does it result in error messages and redirect you to a different website altogether? This is a telltale sign that your website has been attacked and that malicious software has been uploaded to your system. In the case of any of these problems, you should contact your managed services provider so your business can undergo a complete security audit.

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