We always talk about the importance of being protected from cyberattacks and how smaller companies are often at risk of being a target for hackers. But it’s also very easy for a larger company to be breached.  

Uber Recently Suffered a Massive Security Breach  

Take Uber, for example. Just this past month, a hacker was able to access several of the companies’ internal communications systems just by sending a message through a company-wide system claiming to be a corporate IT person. The worker who was contacted by the hacker was persuaded to hand over a password that allowed the hacker to gain access to Uber’s systems, a technique known as social engineering. 

Hackers are always evolving and looking for their next victim, and in this case, they were able to exploit this one to gain access to personal information and protected systems. Luckily, no important information was leaked, but this breach caused Uber’s stock to decline, as well as caused lot of negative press for Uber. “This clearly illustrates the negative impacts that a cybersecurity incident can have on even the most popular of companies. And there’s no still indication about whether the hackers will try to extort any ransom or financial reward from Uber.”

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This attack could easily happen to you! Don’t let it! 

This incident demonstrates how easy it is for anyone to fall victim to a cyberattack and how the effects of one can be devastating if you aren’t prepared. Hackers don’t discriminate, and companies of all sizes need to take vigilant action to protect themselves and their assets so that they don’t become the next cybersecurity breach.   

Consider this your wake-up call to re-evaluate your current network! If you have questions, contact an experienced and dedicated third-party IT services provider such as Great Lakes Computer, which specializes in thorough system audits. Once we examine your organization, our professionals can recommend specific practices for much stronger IT security and offer external management of your data against breaches. 

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