When the federal government is victimized by the evil within the Dark Web, you know it’s time to reevaluate your cybersecurity plan.

In July, a government tech contractor based in Virginia was hacked and several of its systems were put up for sale on the Dark Web. The extent of the damage from the breach wasn’t immediately clear, but the contractor had ties to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The contractor, Miracle Systems, was hit by a malware strain known as Emotet that is typically distributed through email attachments. Miracle’s CEO stated that the compromised systems were part of the company’s test environment and no longer valid, but the Secret Service still launched an investigation. If the federal government can fall victim to malware and have compromised information land on the Dark Web, there’s a chance your organization can find itself on the wrong end of a security breach, too.

Cybercriminals can hide from you, but they can’t hide from 2W Tech. 2W Tech is a full-service IT Consulting firm that specializes in the manufacturing industry and has IT Consultants on staff that are experts in security solutions. Give us a call today to learn more about making sure your business and employees are protected from the dangers and hackers lurking in the Dark Web.

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