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Data fraud

Cybercriminals steal business information from companies' databases, for example, financial information, personal information, secret project blueprints, other classified information.

Then they use this information to ask for ransom or sell it to competitors. Data fraud can also occur when malware attacks lock companies out of their own systems and are held at ransom.

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A 2020 fraud survey estimated that the total cost of company fraud in the US to be about $7 billion in a year.

Sometimes, employees steal cash or valuable data or use company assets for their benefit. This is considered the misappropriation of company assets.

  1. Establish a dual control security system for online banking. Also ensure you have at least two employees involved in every business transaction.
  2. Enhance password securities.
  3. Use multi-factor authentication.
  4. Install proper firewall and security software to protect your...

Fraudsters aim to find weak links and vulnerabilities in your business systems from where they can stage their attack.

Scammers persuade businesses to give them sensitive information or make payments. Then they get access to unauthorised business email accounts, monitor the company's activities and impersonate the stakeholders.

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