The cost of cybercrime

Cybercrime is on the rise and affecting small businesses – which makes landscaping companies vulnerable. Today is a great opportunity to take simple steps to protect your identity, email, banking and business data from identity thieves, hackers or ransomware

Scammers are targeting tradespeople such as landscapers because they may be likely to send invoices for large one-off amounts that can be redirected to their own accounts.

Most small business owners, including landscapers, use email and accounting software, putting you at risk.

The social distancing of Covid led to a surge in businesses digitising their processes, and a corresponding surge in attempted cyber attacks. Jeremy Jones of cybersecurity consultancy Theta said in October 2020 that gangs are happy to attack small businesses for the following reasons:

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