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Hampshire author’s new book reveals huge bank hacking risk from email

A Hampshire author has launched a brand new book – aiming to teach local business owners about the massive cyber security risks of email.

In “Email Hijack”, data security expert Steve Macklin explores how the majority of hacks start with one dodgy email. But that can easily lead to money being stolen from a business bank account.

“If you think about it, your email being hacked is your worst nightmare,” said Steve, owner of Pure IT.

“Once a hacker is in your email they can reset passwords for virtually any app. Or track exactly what you’re doing on a daily basis.

“Every day, every single business in Hampshire is being targeted by hackers. They no longer aim at specific large businesses. They use clever automated tools to look for weaknesses in every single business’s cyber defences.

“It’s a highly organised and lucrative crime. And hackers’ favourite access point is your email. Because with a little patience, and some smart thinking, your email can provide direct access to the contents of your business’s bank account.”

He added: “My new book ‘Email Hijack’ is designed to teach local business owners what the risks are. And show them how to put together the right blend of security to protect their business and staff.”

The book uses the fictitious story of a business owner being hacked, to explain complicated cyber security concepts in a way that anyone can understand.

Local business owners and managers can get a copy free via Pure IT.

Pure IT was formed in 1998, and now looks after hundreds of local businesses in the Hampshire area.

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