How to Tell If Your Network Has Been Hacked

How to Tell If Your Network Has Been Hacked

As safe as your network might seem, you could still fall victim to a cyber-attack or other kinds of hacking attempts.

Organizations of every size are under attack by cybersecurity threats consistently. As safe as your network might seem, you could still fall victim to a cyber-attack or other kinds of hacking attempts. Even if you use a firewall or are subscribed to other security programs and pay attention to potential phishing scams, there are some signs that your network has been breached or hacked. This blog will contain a few different indications that your network has been hacked. Read on to make sure you’re protected from potential cyber threats!

Unauthorized and Unrecognized Programs on Your Organization’s Network

Pay attention to your file directories and your desktop. A sign that your network security has been compromised by any unauthorized programs that could have appeared. Look out for these unfamiliar programs that have been installed on the network and look for a possible explanation. If you assume employees have installed these programs, it could result in a much larger security problem in the future. Also, don’t click on unfamiliar programs, no matter what. It might be an invasion of your organization or personal network the second you click on it. Instead, contact your managed services provider or IT crew to identify and take care of the problem.

Spam Emails Sent from Different Organization Accounts

This is common and a definite sign that something odd is going on with your network security: spam email. These emails could look authentic to the recipients, including employees and clients since they seem to be sent from your organization’s devices, computers, or email addresses. Unfortunately, this not only will compromise your organization’s IT but all of your subscribers and contacts too. To prevent the spread of potential cybersecurity threats, get your IT team or managed services provider to help resolve the issue as quickly as you can.

The Home Page or Website Will Redirect to Another Website

Look online for your organization’s website. Will it go to a regular visit to your website’s home page, or does it result in possible error messages and redirect you to a different website? This is a sign that your website has been attacked and that malicious software has been uploaded onto your system. In case of these problems, you should get in touch with a managed services provider so your organization can undergo a security audit. A trusted IT crew or managed services provider from En-Net Services can assist in protecting your network and your website as well. Give us a call if you’re experiencing any odd issues with your network security!

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