Cybercrime Protection

1. Cybercrime trends

Social engineering

In a social engineering attack an attacker deceives individuals into divulging

  1. Confidential information such as Credit Card numbers or Passwords.
  2. Performing actions such as clicking on malicious links or installing malware

thereby compromising security of their victims often without their awareness or consent.

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Phishing calls, e-mails and websites

Phishing is a type of cybercrime in which victims are contacted by email, telephone or text message by someone posing as an employee of a legitimate institution such as a bank or your insurance company or as someone known to you.

The objective is to get people to reveal sensitive data such as their account numbers, home address, banking/credit card details and usernames/passwords. 

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Identity theft

Identity theft is a type of cybercrime where a person’s personal and sensitive information is stolen and used by someone else without their consent, often for financial gain or fraudulent activities.

The goal of identity theft is to assume the victim’s identity and use it to carry out various malicious activities, such as making unauthorized purchases, applying for credit, committing fraud, or accessing sensitive accounts.

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ATM card Skimming Frauds

In an ATM and card skimming scam criminals use illegal methods to steal sensitive information from credit or debit cards and then use that information for unauthorized transactions or to clone the cards.

This type of scam typically targets individuals who use ATMs or other card-reading devices for their financial transactions.

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Cyberbullying and Cyberstalking

Cyberbullying and cyberstalking are both forms of online harassment and abuse that involve the use of digital communication tools to target and intimidate individuals.

It’s essential for individuals to be aware of these behaviors, take steps to protect their online presence, and seek support from trusted friends, family members, or professionals if they become targets of such harassment.

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2. Tips to protect yourself from Cybercrime

Tips to deal with Phishing attacks

Cybercriminals often come up with new techniques to cheat their victims making it difficult for having automated solutions that are 100% reliable.

Awareness about some of the common phishing attacks may help you in safeguarding your hard-earned money.

Follow these links for more information:

How to detect phishing e-mails and websites

How to protect yourself from Phishing calls

Monitor your bank accounts and credit reports

Frequently review your bank and credit card statements for any unauthorized or suspicious transactions. If you notice anything unusual, contact your bank immediately.

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Steps to take if your device is hacked

Despite all care you take, sometimes cybercriminals may still be successful in hacking your device. 

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How to survive a data breach?

You may hear about a data breach on the news or through a Whatsapp message from your friend or through your service provider. You need to take steps to reduce your exposure to the data breach.

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Tips to protect yourself from Cyberbullying or Cyberstalking

Some of the steps to protect yourself or your loved ones from Cyberbullying or Cyberstalking are using social media privacy settings to reduce your exposure, not accepting friend requests from strangers and reporting incidents to law enforcement agencies or the social media platform.

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