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Protecting Yourself from Data Breaches

In the wrong hands, the information and data on your computer can result in severe consequences for your finances and your personal life. RW Lone Star performs professional shredding services San Antonio residents and businesses use to destroy potentially incriminating or harmful physical and digital personal information. Data breaches accidentally or deliberately expose sensitive, confidential, personal, protected information to those who can use the information for a wide range of purposes without permission or authorization.

Ways Data Breaches Happen

Regardless of whether the data breach results from a mistake or intentional acts, the information can be used to sell it to those who seek to make money or cause harm to you or your business. As data breaches have become more commonplace, it is easier for authorities to follow the patterns and methods that show malicious intent to target companies or individuals. It can take a lot of time and planning as malicious actors plot and research their victim’s security vulnerabilities. When weak points are identified and campaigns are instituted to coach users to download malware or use other means to access the computer network. Once inside the system, they are free to look around and steal what
they need to succeed in their efforts to take money or destroy lives. Common ways data breaches occur include:

Stolen Credentials

Most data breaches happen when malicious personnel access stolen or weak access credentials. Once the correct user name and password combination is discovered, the door is open to the computer network. Reusing the same passwords for different accounts allows cybercriminals to access your email, websites, bank accounts, and other forms of personal or financial information.

Compromised Assets

Malware attacks are designed to bypass standard steps for system authorization safeguards that are in place to protect the computer and its data.

Credit Card Fraud

Card skimmers that easily attach to gas pumps or ATMs can capture and store credit card information stored in the card’s magnetic strip when a card is swiped.

Third-Party Access

Even if you do everything you can do to protect your computer system from a data breach, third-party vendors still can leave you vulnerable to cybercriminals who can make their way to your data through their access.

Mobile Access

Personal cell phones and other mobile devices that have downloaded malware-laden apps will give hackers a chance to access any work or business-related data that is on your phone or tablet.

Why Choose RW Lone Star?

From physical paper shredding to digital hard drive destruction RW Lone Star performs safe and secure data destruction to guard against data breaches and other forms of stolen personal, sensitive personal or business information.  An impressive team of industry specialists performs a wide range of shredding and data destruction services to keep you and your business information out of the hands of cybercriminals.

Contact RW Lone Star Today

For complete information on the list of professional paper shredding service San Antonio trusts from the experts at RW Lone Star, contact our customer service team to have all of your questions answered. Schedule your next paper shredding or document destruction appointment today.