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Cybercriminals use links, attachments to steal data

Submitted by admin on Wed, 03/24/2021 - 07:13

Always think twice before you click on links or attachments from your phone 
or computer. Cyber criminals are currently using fake COVID-19 topics 
through phishing to steal data, or smishing text messages to access your 
personal info.

Phishing attacks use emails or malicious websites to seek personal 
information by disguising as a trustworthy organization. An example would 
be, an attacker may send an email from a well-known credit card or 
financial company that demands account information, most of the time 
suggesting that there is a problem.

When users respond with the requested information, attackers can use it to 
gain access to the accounts.

Phishing attacks may also appear to come from other types of organizations, 
such as charities. Attackers often take advantage of current events and 
certain times of the year, such as

Natural disasters

Epidemics and health scares (e.g., COVID-19)

Economic concerns

Major political elections etc.

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