Cyber security IT engineer working on protecting network against cyberattack from hackers on internet. Secure access for online privacy and personal data protection. Hands typing on keyboard and PCB. Photo: ©NicoElNino - stock.adobe.com Cybercriminals are targeting small businesses with tech-enabled cyberattacks, and their motives are often financial. (Photo: ©NicoElNino – stock.adobe.com)

One less-obvious legacy of the pandemic is the legion of new fraudsters it trained. Having extracted more than $163 billion in fraudulent payments for in pandemic-era benefits, they’ve moved onto the private sector – and small businesses are a chief target. No business is too small.

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