Website attacks up as smaller businesses are targeted

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Website attacks increased 14 percent in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the final quarter of 2017 as cybercriminals set their sights on independent websites and small businesses. Figures from website security specialist SiteLock show that one percent of sampled sites are infected at any one time. This may not sound much, but it means 18.7 million sites are infected. While attacks on big business typically make the headlines, smaller companies shouldn’t believe that they’re too small to be hacked. In fact smaller companies are often the target of choice for cybercriminals thanks to lower levels of protection. Malicious…

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