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Here’s a complete guide on how to detect and prevent phishing attacks – filled with screenshots and actionable tips.
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You will be sent to a fake login access page that resembles the real website.
If you’re not paying attention, you might end up giving your login credentials and other personal information.
If your system becomes infected with such dangerous malware, you will become one of the bots which are part of a larger network of affected computers.
In this unfortunate event, your computer will start sending private data and financial information to a fraudulent server controlled by IT criminals.
There isn’t any reason why you shouldn’t be very well prepared for this attempt.
This report has proven that people know and understand what phishing is, because 65% of US and 72% of UK respondents answered correctly to question: “What is phishing?
” Phishing scams are based on communication made via email or on social networks.
Cyber criminals will send you messages and try to trick you into giving them your login credentials – from your bank account, social network, work account, cloud storage or any other personal data that can prove to be valuable for them.
After you fill in your online banking credentials, cyber criminals use them to breach your real bank account or to sell them on the dark web to other interested parties.
It’s one of the main scamming techniques used to spread financial and data stealing malware.