Internet Phishing Scams: Keeping Cyber Thieves Away from Your Small Business
Phishing scams are at the top of cyber criminals’ moneymaking lists. It’s disconcerting that the important data of organizations such as Sony are under threat from phishing scams. But unlike the widespread notion, these scams affect small enterprise owners as much as they affect the big corporations.
Over 300,000 complaints were filed in 2010 to the Internet Crime Complaint Center, a partnership between the National White Collar Crime Center and the FBI. These complaints were from small businesses and individuals wronged by online phishing scams and a variety of other Internet related crimes.
Understanding what phishing is will help you identify what makes your small business so appealing to cyber criminals.