Hacks Happen

It's virtually impossible to know how many data breaches occur around the world. But the recorded number is 2,122. These breaches affect small and medium businesses, too. The cost can be dizzying. If 100 records are compromised, a business can expect to lose around $25,450. And for 1,000 records, the number balloons to $67,480. 90% of security breaches stem from external agents; only 10% implicated internal employees. In 70% of attacks with a known motive, there was a secondary target, meaning your website may be hacked not to get to you, but to infect your customers with malware.