Hacking, crashed websites and lost data seems to happen more often during the busy holiday season. This is of particular concern to ecommerce companies and brick-and-mortar retailers, but hacking, theft and data loss can happen to any company.
SecureWorks, a Security as a Service (SaaS) provider reported a 161% increase in hacker attacks blocked for their retail clients in November 2008. http://www.darkreading.com/security/news/212201959/secureworks-reports-1... Today, although computer security has gotten more advanced, hackers have also gotten more savvy to keep up.
Now is the time to put measures into place to protect your computer from a DOS (Denial-of-Service) attack, viruses, trojans or worse. Here are some of the basic steps you can take:
1 - Meet with your IT department to make sure your firewalls, security and anti-virus software is all up to date.
2 - Ensure that employees follow proper procedure for setting and protecting passwords
3 - Know what to do if your hard drive or specific files become corrupt from a virus, trojan or other hacker attack.
If your hard drive is making strange noises, cannot access data, or you experience the Windows blue screen of death on a server or a local machine, turn off the computer. Do not attempt do-it-yourself data recovery, as this can result in permanent loss of data. Do not attempt to run scan disk or continue trying to access the data.
Call a professional data recovery service like 24 Hour Data for your free diagnostic and data recovery. We know how every minute counts for small-to-mid-size business owners, especially during the holiday season. We will respond within 24 hours of receiving your hard drive, RAID drive or server, with an honest estimate and price quote for a successful data recovery. In most cases, we will recover your lost data within 48 hours, and sometimes sooner.
Our recovery rate is an industry highest. Don't take chances with another data recovery service. When stress levels are high and profits are on the line, trust 24 Hour Data for your emergency data recovery.