The presence of these counters to the net has given rise to originally secure information being breached and manipulated in multiple manners. The power to breach the once debatably secure Internet, in the wrong hands has given rise to hackers and powerful viruses that can easily cripple a server. Criminals worldwide have seized upon the Internet as a treasure trove to breach, steal, scam, extort, phish, stalk, and track and victimize any individual or entity that has a connection to the worldwide web (Internet Security: Whom Should You Trust?). Each of the former is a different action that exploits the Internet in order to obtain once secure information illegally.
It appears that the majority of small business owners admit that proper Internet security is crucial, but many fail to take proper precaution to prevent cyber security breaches from happening (Symantec: Businesses Suffer from Cyber-Security Delusions). This is a shame, and although this is a prevailing problem in the world of small business it is also present in that of larger corporations. 40 percent of small businesses admit that they have suffered some form of breach in their cyber security, resulting in damage and even the loss of their customer’s information (Symantec: Businesses Suffer from Cyber-Security Delusions). In most cases customers aren’t even made aware of how their information is being secured. Poor cyber security