New guide can help firms combat cyber crime as stores hit by attack

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Online advice: Alison Whitney

By Hayden Smith

October 11 2017

Cyber security chiefs have drawn up a new guide to help small businesses shield themselves from online attacks.

Firms are urged to follow the advice to guard against threats that can cost time and money.

It comes after all-island retail giant Musgrave – which owns Mace and Centra convenience stores, as well as SuperValu supermarkets – confirmed it had been the subject of a cybercrime attack on its network and stores.

The company said it was investigating the matter and contacting the authorities – though there was no evidence any data had been stolen.

The tips – compiled by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – follow

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