The War on Hacking

If recent events are anything to go by, it looks like hackers are no longer just a problem for IT whizzes or people like us, here at Q2Q IT. Hackers have thrown the world into turmoil with questions raised about the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s election win and the role that Russia may have played in the release of Hilary Clinton’s emails. So, what are the implications for the rest of us?

A report was released by the US Department of Homeland Security and the FBI who have suggested that the Russian government played a part in the activities of hacking groups during the election period. Sanctions are now being taken against Russia, showing that these hackings are being taken particularly seriously.

This has big implications for normal businessmen and women who are fearful of the possibility of being hacked. While having personal details and payment information may not seem as such a huge thing as the US presidential elections, it can still have a huge impact on the victim of the hacking.

While these hackings seem to have been taken seriously, many security experts are critical of the report claiming that it is too basic and is too little, too late. However, as these hacking groups have turned their attention to the most powerful people in the world, the issue has been highlighted more than ever before.

As we work to prevent hackings every day, we are particularly invested in the future of technology security, and we believe that this may just be the catalyst needed to improve security in the technology world.

There are a number of things you can do to protect yourself from hackers. Make sure to read some of our latest blogs that provide advice and tips on the matter:

‘What to do After You’ve Been Hacked…’

‘How to Stay Safe Online’

‘How to Create a Strong Password’

While there are plenty of things you can do to protect yourself, it is important to have the right team behind you to ensure your safety. Our team at Q2Q IT are experts at staying safe online and can help to protect you. Get in touch with us today to discuss how we can help you by calling 01524 581 690 for Lancaster or 01772 395 693 for Preston.

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