Half of accountancy firms in the UK are at risk of data theft

Recent research has revealed that almost one in two accountancy staff is at
risk from data theft in the UK.

The findings from Ulysses, a computer support company, show that due to out
of date web browsers accountancy firms are at risk of have confidential
information stolen.

Peter Turner, technical director at Ulysses, said: ‘If you don’t keep your
computer up-to-date it is easier for a piece of malicious software, known as
malware, to install itself and transfer data from your computer over the web.’

Accountants can keep their computers up to date with various free downloads
that are updated around twice a year.

‘Managers of accountancy firms should stay aware of when browsers are being
updated and take time to protect their company’ added Turner.

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