Small businesses are a big target for cyber-attacks, because they often don’t have the same level of security as larger businesses. In fact, a recent report found that 43 percent of small businesses had been the victim of a cyber-attack in the past year. The most common type of attack is malware, which is when a hacker uses malicious software to gain access to your computer or network. Other common attacks include phishing scams (where you receive an email from what looks like a reputable company but is really a hacker trying to steal your information), ransomware (a type of malware that locks your computer or files until you pay the ransom), and DDoS attacks (which flood a website with so much traffic that it crashes.