Cyber Security Tip: You clicked a link by mistake. Now what?

Cyber Security Tip: You clicked a link by mistake. Now what?

Nov 14, 2023

No matter how diligent you are about security, there’s always a chance you can get fooled into clicking a malicious link or opening an untrusted document. That’s why you need to put a plan in place NOW to protect yourself and your CLIENTS, so damage is minimized.

But what should you do when you click THAT link by mistake?

Don’t assume you’re fine because nothing happened. Hackers have intentionally designed their attacks so that you don’t know anything has changed. You might not think anything was accessed or downloaded, but that may not be the case.

Hackers often hide for months in a network, not making any “moves.” Why? They want to find out as much as they can about their victim, like how much money you have to pay a ransom or what type of data you have that they might want to sell.

What do you do? Contact your IT department (us) IMMEDIATELY. The faster we can address the threat, the better your chances are of preventing much bigger problems. We’ll go to work on conducting a full scan of your network and/or taking the appropriate actions to protect you.

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