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Cybersecurity Threats to Real Estate Businesses
There used to be a time when hackers would only target retailers. Nevertheless, since companies in virtually every industry have started conducting most of their business digitally, no one is now safe. Keep in mind that hackers prefer attacking small and medium-sized businesses, since they often aren’t prepared to handle a cyber attack. The federal law is set up in a way to allow real estate companies to work without having to install information security programs. Many agents don’t even think about improving their cybersecurity, which is exactly why hackers are likely to target them. Here is how they might try to do it.
 
Ransomware
 
These are among the most common cybersecurity threats real estate businesses face. Ransomware represents a type of malware which can encrypt the data on your device and make it unavailable. The only way to get the data back is if you pay a ransom. The main reason why this is such a common cyber attack is because it’s incredibly profitable for hackers. Note that they won’t attempt to encrypt the data only on your computer. They’ll target every device that is connected to the internet. All it takes is for one employee to click on a malicious email ... more

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