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Be Frightened, Be Prepared

Ten percent of mechanical contractors were hit by Cryptolocker last year, malware that encrypts everything on the victim’s computer network.

I would imagine by now you’ve heard the story about how millions of Target credit card accounts were hacked using a mechanical contractor to get into Target’s servers. The hacker used a phishing email to get logon information from one of the contractor’s employees and then used that information to get into Target’s payables system for its vendors.