Signs of Data Breach on a Network
It tends to be disturbing for any company or business to come to learn that there is a data breach on its networks. It is unfortunate that even with the growth of technology in the modern world, cybercriminals are still finding their way into networks something that calls for even faster upgrade of network security to avoid exfiltration. It is also unfortunate to note that data breaches not only lead to landing of data into unsafe hands but also tends to cause public embarrassment, possible customer defection as well as possible deterioration of trade bonds with potential and current trade partners. The company may also end up losing trading partners. There maybe measures put to ensure that there is no exfiltration but it is always essential to keep checking just to be sure that there is no data breach.
File changes tend to be one of the signal that there is data breach in the company in question. In most cases, cybercrime begins by replacement, deletion, modification and changing of files on the network. The cybercriminals can change files within a very short time in their exfiltration expedition. It would be critical to figure out real time monitoring of the network especially for a company that deals with high end data. The experts should always focus on differentiating between normal network changes and suspicious changes on the network. An organization would, therefore, need a technical organization that can deal with such sensitive issues that can easily identify neutral and positive changes from negative changes as fast as possible.
One would also need to be alarmed especially in a case where the internet is extremely slow. Where the internet is abnormally slow, there are high chances that there is a possible exfiltration plan and hence the need to act fast. You may, therefore, consider an immediate report and investigation of your company network or your devices the moment you not that your internet is suspiciously slower than normal. Among the possible causes of the slow internet may include a malware on the devices, a virus as well as possible outbound traffic.
Device tampering may be yet another sign that there is a data breach. In a case where there is any device that is noted to be running after it was turned on, it simply means that someone on-site or with remote control tampered with the device. In a case where there are antivirus warnings, popup messages, and funny browser toolbars, there are high chances that there is a virus that may be intercepting data. In such a case, it would be wise for one to have an expert check the devices within the shortest time possible.
Resource: special info