An Insight Into The Activity Of Cybercriminals
In my previous article, I have mentioned that cybercriminals are motivated by money and they want to do all that they could do steal your personal data, most especially your card information. In this article, I want to highlight the major facts that you need to know about the activities of cybercriminals. Follow me as we will look at that in this article.
In our lifetime, technology has expanded with ones and zeros that drives every facet of our existence. Emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, 5G Quantum computing and evolving technologies, such as Cloud, autonomous vehicle and connected device in the Internet of Things are targets that must be safeguarded against compromise. In fact, every second, more than a hundred of new IoT devices are connected to the web.
As this cyber threat landscape continues to increase, we must expand our security awareness. Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility. We all have a role to play to keep the internet safe.
First, be vigilant. Criminals rely on social engineering to compromise systems simply because it works. Therefore, we must understand the myriad of social engineering scams. Social Engineers also called Threat Actors, try to influence behaviour, and human errors account for nearly all data breaches. The goal of a social engineer is to obtain trust, then exploit that relationship to coax you into divulging sensitive information about yourself or another entity and giving them access to your network.
Here are some examples of Social Engineering
#1 Juice Jacking
This compromised public charging station and install malware when a portable device plug-in from public areas, such as airport, train station, or conference areas,
This is a weaponised email that masquerades as a reputable lures target group into taking action and only requires a single victim to be successful.
Malware payload that prevents access to computer systems, demands a sum of money to be paid to retrieve the data, an email is the predominate attack vector because it relies on a single attack to circumvent controls..
#4 Spearphishing, Whaling, CEO Fraud, and Business Email Compromise
These are fraudulent compromised messages that target a specific role or person and is often financially motivated. Alternatively, when you become a human firewall, you make it harder for an attacker. Simply use common sense and awareness whenever something feels even remotely suspicious.
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