Yep, I get it. You’re a smart person, successfully running your business. Unfortunately I’ve spoken to plenty of people just like you. This is what the criminal is looking for, and they only need to do it once.
Why are they targeting you?
Why not? For many criminals it is a numbers game, how many can they get to before that exploit is found and stopped. I have seen the corner store, the tradie, the housewares store owner, the high end builder right through to large enterprises targeted with the same exploit. Your money is good to them however they get it. Effective attacks range from netting hundreds of dollars to millions, quite literally putting people out of business in the process.
Why this way?
White collar crime doesn’t attract the death penalty, or a public caning. They can do it from the comfort of their chair, wherever they are. Some exploits are now being sold for dollars and cents and even come with their own criminal IT support plans. This is a business, nothing personal - right?
If it’s a numbers game, I’ll take the odds.
How quickly can you go broke? How much would it take to put you out of business? I’m no longer surprised at how small these numbers can be, and that’s regardless of the size of the organisation I’m talking to. The numbers are there, but like any good insurer or someone who studies the track - why wouldn’t you reduce the odds in your favour?