International Fraud Awareness Week

International Fraud Awareness Week

From fake websites with hidden scams to malware hidden in Wi-Fi hotspots, there are several online frauds that sometimes trick even the smartest of tech nerds. This kind of fraudulent activity doesn’t just target one group of people, they are intended for all users, regardless of their place of work, education or intelligence. Cyber-thieves have a lot of ways to reach to you and convince you with small psychology tricks, that what they are offering is exactly what you need. They tell you what you want to hear, they give you small gifts in order to trust them, and later they use every acquired information against you.

With the global networking process, the world is facing a new kind of lawbreakers, “cyber-thieves” who are able to steal by simply sitting by the computer, kilometers away from the object of their theft. Online frauds and thefts have greatly affected cyberspace, and they have endangered on-line banking, online commerce, e-mail, etc. They’re stealing the basic master data, passwords, credit card numbers, pins … and then they are able to make purchases, transfer money from the account or simply steal identities.

In the part of cybercrime called “industrial espionage”, e-mail and confidential information are usually being stolen.  Ordinarily, targets are competition and competitors in the market, and often government institutions.

On the other hand, individuals, in most cases, suffer personal information theft, which is later being used for various types of frauds.

A few statistics about online frauds

  • 13% of Internet users have been a victim of identity theft
  • 12% of frauds happened during the online activity
  • 63% of frauds is done by traditional methods (stealing credit card details, personal info, confidential data etc.).

The most common method of identity theft is the spam attack.

The simplest definition of “spam” is – an unwanted and malicious email. Analytical studies have shown that up to 80% of e-mails around the world are spam. Since you’re reading this on the internet we are sure that today you received at least two such messages from people you do not know who are offering you something that you do not need.

The most common spam sending technique is “phishing”, so we want to explain it closer to you.

Basically, the victim is simply asked (tricked) and she gives the information “voluntarily”. Fraudsters can inform you that you have new or important reminders, or alert you that someone attempted to access your account and that you must sign in to confirm your identity. If you click on the link in the email it will take you to a fake website. If you log in, fraudsters will be able to access your real account, collect your data and steal your identity.

X-Brain smart device has a very important role when it comes to defense against cyber attacks.

The internet is a powerful and useful tool, but at the same time, you shouldn’t  “fly solo” as it has become a real “minefield”. We offer you the ideal solution- the X-brain smart device. X-Brain contains cyber-security that will protect your network and prevent the various kinds of cyber attacks. With its advanced options, this device provides its users with full security and safety on the Internet.

X-Brain makes it simple, allowing you to rely on it to protect every device on your network from hackers, viruses, malware and more.

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