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Do small business websites get hacked?

I talk to small business people all the time and am still a little surprised at how often I hear some version of, “I’m sure no one would be interested in hacking into my small business website, all I do is….”

I get that you are immersed in your business everyday and how you could easily evolve to that position.

While prior to 2016 small businesses were not typically targeted to experience cyber crime, there was a fundamental change in that year.

If you have a website, you are a target for cyber crime.

You may think the service you offer wouldn’t be of much interest to a hacker, and you might be right, but your information is obviously valuable to you, and they know that.

Ransom attacks on small businesses have been on the increase since 2016.

Simple server “probes” are on the increase and have happened to every client that I host. In that case, we’ve blocked them, so there was no damage done.

Having a security team who stays on top of this for you at the web server level is one big reason to go with a trusted third party website host.

So if you used to think like the opening line in this article, now you know differently. Security for your little website is indeed a big deal.

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