Cybersecurity is a hot topic these days and something that many rental business owners may not be considering when it comes to their business strategy.
But with the global pandemic forcing more people to work from home and stay more digitally connected than ever before, cyberattacks have skyrocketed and business owners need to be aware and cognizant of better protecting their data. In fact, the FBI reported that the number of complaints about cyberattacks to their Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has increased to around 3,000 to 4,000 a day. That is equivalent to a 400-percent increase from what they were reporting before COVID, which was around 1,000 complaints daily. The pandemic has also caused an increase in COVID-19 themed attacks, where cybercriminals get access to a system using phishing or social engineering attacks. Microsoft reported that these attacks have jumped to 20,000 to 30,00 a day in the U.S. alone. And Zohar Pinhasi, a cyber counter-terrorism expert and founder of the cybersecurity firm, MonsterCloud, says ransomware attacks, or the act of cybercriminals holding computer data or network hostage until a ransom is paid, are up 800 percent. READ FULL ARTICLE >>