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FBI & DHS Warn Companies About Hackers Abusing Remote Access Connections

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center published apublic service announcementwarning companies about the danger of using remote access endpoints online. Hackers are increasingly targeting remote access devices to gain access to company data.

The alert reports that attacks from remote access connections have drastically increased in the past two years. Allowing employees to access their company computers remotely puts your company data at risk, if not secured properly. There are a variety of ways that cyber criminals can get into your network. These techniques revolve around passwords and log in credentials.Hackers use these connections to create ransomware infections, data theft and other malicious behavior.

The FBI is urging companies that use Remote Desktop Protocol for their company’s remote access connection to secure their systems before getting attacked. Multi-factor authentication is a critical security component for companies using remote access.

Passwords are not enough to secure your network. Multi-factor authentication is a technique that confirms the user’s identity by requiring two or more pieces of evidence before signing in. This authentication method acts as an additional layer of security to prevent hackers from accessing your devices through remote access connections.

We strongly urge your company to implement multi-factor authentication on your devices. If you are using RDP remote access and do not have multi-factor authentication, please

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About the author: Raj Katyal

Raj is the Director at DDKinfotech. Raj has over 16 years of experience in IT Management and over 10 years of experience in the MSP industry, holding both Management and Technical level positions during this time. He has tremendous experience in running an IT Support service for SMBs and works diligently everyday in ensuring that DDKinfotech has the right people, processes and technology to support and value to the Clients.

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