Today is April Fools Day. A traditional entertainment tool for most people, today, unfortunately, it does not put a smile on the faces of companies and employees that have been attacked by cyberattacks. Cybercriminals who want to increase their financial earnings are harming companies with different games that they use all their creativity.
In addition, researches show that while fraud losses increase to $ 56 billion in 2020, identity fraud attacks make up $ 43 billion of this cost.
Emphasizing that companies may be victims of phishing attacks and data breaches used by hackers on an ideal day such as April 1, Siberasist, the General Manager of the cyber security consultancy company Siberasist, said companies and their employees to avoid possible financial damage and loss of reputation. he invited him to be careful.
‘WE RETURN TO THE OFFICE!’ BEWARE OF EMAILS
Hackers, who have mastered different scenarios in order to increase their financial earnings, are waiting for the appropriate times to deceive businesses. On an ideal day for cyber attacks such as April 1 Fools Day, it is important that employees pay attention to the content of the messages and e-mails they receive during the day.
Especially with the spring season, hackers, managers or other employees who anticipate that many companies will return to work, “We are returning to the office!” or “We are moving to a 3-day working system on mobile” theme.
5 STEPS TO TAKE TO BECOME THE SUBJECT OF BAD JOKES
Siberasist General Manager Serap Günal listed the 5 steps that companies and their employees who do not want to be a victim of cyber attack on April 1 Joke Day should follow:
1- Use strong encryption methods
It is extremely important that passwords vary between accounts and are complex enough to prevent brute force breaking. Companies use a secure password manager to avoid being fooled; Creating individual passwords will make it easier to greatly automate the protection process and store these passwords in an encrypted safe.
2- Use multi-factor authentication for your apps and accounts
Even if we are familiar with how passwords should be protected from hackers, it is difficult to be sure that our data is 100 percent safe. Enabling two-factor authentication to create another barrier to cybercriminals will make it possible to devalue their credential-focused attacks, even if they get passwords.
3- Check the accuracy of the messages falling in the e-mail box
Keep in mind that on joke day or any other day, hackers will redirect links and content with dozens of fake links for phishing attacks. Checking the origin of each link and the accuracy of the content will help you get around the brink of great harm.
4- Separate Wi-Fi connections for employees and guests
Creating a private network for guests and even ensuring that only approved devices and users can access your company’s private network will make it easier for you to follow up securely.
5- Invest in regular IT training
Successful attacks often come from a completely unpredictable angle. In order to mitigate this, raising awareness and receiving regular information technology (IT) training will contribute to your early response to potential attacks.