If your system becomes infected with such dangerous malware, you will become one of the bots which are part of a larger network of affected computers.
In this unfortunate event, your computer will start sending private data and financial information to a fraudulent server controlled by IT criminals.
” Phishing scams are based on communication made via email or on social networks.
Cyber criminals will send you messages and try to trick you into giving them your login credentials – from your bank account, social network, work account, cloud storage or any other personal data that can prove to be valuable for them.
And you can do any of these actions from any place in the world. The most common ways for you to become vulnerable to a malware attack or phishing scam usually happen when you: For this reason, we need to know what are the most popular schemes and techniques used by cyber criminals in order to obtain our private information and financial data.
Old boundaries and human limitations were dropped, in order for us to have access to almost any information. We must not forget their final target is always our money and there is nothing they won’t do to accomplish their mission.
Here’s the list of online scams to stay away from: Phishing email scams The Nigerian scam Greeting card scams A guaranteed bank loan or credit card scam Lottery scam Hitman scam Romance scams Fake antivirus software Facebook impersonation scam (hijacked profile scam) Make money fast scams (Economic scams) Travel scams Delivery scams Fake news scam Stock market scams Job offer scams SMS Scams (Smishing) According to a recent report released by Wombat Security, the number of phishing emails sent this year was bigger, with a 155% increase compared to 2016.
Source: Mc This is another old scam: the greeting cards that you receive in your email inbox and seem to be coming from a friend.
If you open such an email and click on the card, you usually end up with malicious software that is being downloaded and installed on your operating system.