If you’re a small business owner receiving Facebook messages about a business grant you’ve won, you might be the target of a cyber scam—and the Federal Trade Commission wants to make sure you don’t fall victim.
FTC this week launched a new site designed to help small businesses protect themselves from cyberattack. They’re often easy targets, especially because they don’t have the financial resources larger organizations do to constantly monitor their networks, according to FTC.
The Facebook scam, in which criminals posed as a recipient’s friend to collect cellphone numbers, is just one example; the percentage of spear-phishing attempts directed at small businesses rose from 18 percent in 2011 to 43 percent in 2015, according to Symantec’s threat report.
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