Have you ever wondered how hackers become hackers in the first place? How are tools readily available to them? Business owners might be reluctant to find out that hacking has become easier than ever over the past decade. This is partly due to the increased sophistication of the black market known to some as the Darknet.
In your browsing experiences, you may have found yourself viewing some ugly parts of the Internet. The truth of the matter, however, is that the crime-infested underworld of the Internet isn’t as “rough-and-tumble” as you might guess. In contrast to the Internet and the legal technology industry, the Darknet is a place where hacking software is sold through a sophisticated and user-friendly interface.
Think of it like an Amazon for illegal hacking software and the purchase of credit card information. What started as a small group of hackers has turned into a well-funded, organized institution. Even if what they do is highly illegal and dangerous to the majority of the Internet inhabitants, one has to admire the rate of change they have brought about in the past decade. Just to put it in perspective, take a look at some of these statistics that show just how affordable it can be to become a hacker.
Disclaimer: Keep in mind that SMART Services is not soliciting illegal behavior. Rather, we’re showing that anyone can become a hacker, and that proper security measures must be taken to protect your business from this increasingly popular trend.
Criminal Software Isn’t Much Different from Enterprise Software
You don’t want to take chances when it comes to your business, especially with cybercrime and threats on the rise. What you need is an all-purpose security solution for your business’s network. A Unified Threat Management solution (UTM) from SMART Services can keep your network as safe as can be. The UTM is a device which installs onto your network or virtual machine which provides powerful security solutions, including a firewall, strong antivirus, and spam-blocking solutions. Your worries will be minimal for both inexperienced hackers and professionals alike. For more information, give us a call at 586 258-0650.