As a small business owner, you may be receiving tens of emails (sometimes hundreds) in your in-box every day. You have to be careful while opening your emails – a small neglect on your part can significantly ruin your business – your important files may get deleted, someone might get access to your financial and customer information.Continue Reading
A person may be using a genuine operating system, applications and of course a world class antivirus software – all of them purchased for few thousands of rupees or hundreds of dollars and nothing for free. But still he is not 100% safe in the wild west of Internet today. Because it is not just virus, trojan or any such malware – it is social engineering.Continue Reading
More than 8.1 million adults in U.S. fell victim to the ID theft for the year 2010. Though the number of identity theft instances decreased, the amount lost by the victims rose significantly, as per the 2011 Identity Fraud Theft Report from Javelin Strategy & Research.
New types of consumer frauds have evolved into the market incurring more losses to the victims. The average amount lostContinue Reading
Today almost every user browsing Internet is at risk. The increase in threats related to social networking sites, banking security, botnets, and attacks targeting users, businesses, and even applications made Internet a risky landscape. Many industry consultants and analysts refer Internet as ‘Wild West’ because of its huge insecurity, where nobody or no website can be trusted. Every year, cyber crime costs billions of dollars to repair systemsContinue Reading
Now-a-days cyber criminals are using popular events, current developments and even movie premieres to attract people who seek free or pirated content and exploiting.
A recent online scam which promises viewers to download the recent “Twilight – New Moon” movie is found to install malware in PCs.
The entire process of this scam is as follows…
- Viewers are lured
As Scareware threats are on rise, millions of Internet users are falling prey to the Scareware scams.
Scareware adopts bogus sales tactics that are designed to scare a user into believing that his or her computer contains critical errors or viruses that have to be fixed immediately. Scareware ads offer an instant solution to the so-called problems on the computer and come for a price. InContinue Reading
As we are aware of the recent issue with a few thousands of emails, lets see how some of these scammers have used the emails they hacked into.
The following email was sent to a small business support’s email id for financial gain from firstname.lastname@example.org – an email id belonging to their client.
“I’m sorry for this odd request because it mightContinue Reading