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Criminals are 'targeting digital weaknesses' of small businesses

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Research by internet security company Symantec has found that cybercriminals are no longer solely attacking big corporations, but are increasingly turning their attention to smaller firms. Almost half of the global attacks logged in 2015 were against small companies with fewer than 250 staff. 'Small businesses are a softer target,' explained Sian John, a chief strategist at Symantec. 'In phishing campaigns, for example, attackers try to make people change the account on record for paying people, but in a large business they have strong payments processes and that won't get through. In a small business, hackers expose our need to be nice and can be successful.'


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