How to Tell Your Network Has Been Hacked

How to Tell Your Network Has Been Hacked

As safe as your network might seem, you can still become a victim of a costly cyber-attack.

Companies of every shape and size are always under threat from cybersecurity attempts. As safe as your network might seem, you can still become a victim of a costly cyber-attack or other hacking job. Even if you use the proper firewalls, subscribe to security programs, and keep an eye out for the latest possible phishing email scams, there are some tell-tale signs that your network has been compromised. Read on for a couple of indications that you’ve been hacked to ensure that your business is still operating safely.

Unauthorized or Unrecognized Programs on The Company Network

Pay close attention to your file directories and your computer. A clear sign that your network security has been hacked is unauthorized programs that have started to appear. Look out for these unfamiliar programs that might have been installed on the network and look for a clear explanation. If you assume employees have installed these, it may result in a much larger security problem somewhere in the future. Also, do not click on these programs, no matter what they say. It might be an invasion of your personal or company network the second you click on it. Instead, get in touch with your company’s managed services provider or IT department to take care of the problem.

Spam Emails Sent from Different Company Accounts to Your Network

This is a surefire and common sign that something is up with your network security: spam emails. These emails could look legitimate to the recipients, including employees and clients since they seem to be sent from company computers, email addresses, or devices. Unfortunately, this won’t compromise just your business IT but all of the subscribers as well. Prevent the spread of cybersecurity threats by getting a managed services provider to fix the issue as quickly as possible.

Your Network Website or Home Page Redirects to Another Website

Search online for your business website. Does it link to a regular visit to your home page, or does it result in an error message and redirect you to an entirely new website? This is an obvious sign that your website is under a cyber-attack and that malicious software has been integrated into your system. In case of any of these problems, you should get in touch with the managed services provider so the company can undergo a security audit right away. Your trusted IT team or managed services provider from En-Net Services will help protect the network, domain, and website. Give us a call as soon as possible if you’re experiencing any of these issues.

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