In the beginning
In the early days of the internet there wasn’t a lot of crime but as more people became connected, so did more criminals. Spammers were able to get away with anything which sparked the development of spam and virus filters. Hacking was mainly defacing a website and or sending out a bunch of spam, or maybe just someone playing around. As more applications were made, more doors were open for hackers to exploit poorly written code by today’s standards and they did and did they ever.
As I am writing this in 2020 there are now an estimated 50 billion devices connected to the internet.
Cyber Crime Today
With the creation of millions of phones and computers, IoT devices that listen to us in our homes, our cars, and respond to our verbal requests. Medical records are all stored online and always available to our doctors and emergency staff when we need them. Public services not only improved services but lowered expenses by installing computers and connecting them. Farmers are now even dependant on Tractors that run using computers and are connected to the Internet. Today every man woman and child has an Internet life even if they don’t know it and that data is bought and sold daily.
The sheer number of devices available to use for attacks on your internet assets is incredible and happens every day. The Internet today is a never-ending stream of spamming, phishing, attacking, hacking, and ransoming data 24/7. All this bad traffic can lead to pieces of your data getting into the wrong hands. There are things you can do to protect yourself as much as possible.
It doesn’t matter who you are, or if you have a device connected to the internet, your data, your device, and your property is merely a click away from evil people that will not hesitate to try and make a buck off you. It’s time to start protecting your assets and I can help you do just that.
These days everybody should be concerned about their Internet security at all times even if they don’t think they need to be.