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Don’t Be Caught by These Common Scams - Part 3

From cellphone threats and malware, to organizations, innumerable numbers of threats exist across the cyber landscape. Because you can commoditize cyber crime, it is making it easier and cheaper to launch attacks on a global scale. Cyber security has become a buzzword in the business environment, due to the numerous breaches reported. In Part 3 of this series, we discuss fake technical support scams you may come across.

Don’t Be Caught by These Common Cyber Scams - Part 1 of 5

Cyber security has become a buzzword in the business environment due to the numerous breaches reported. In 2016 alone, there were reports about breaches in LinkedIn and MySpace. The Bangladesh Bank was robbed of $81 million via a SWIFT transfer, IRS, and the true extent of the Yahoo breach in 2014 is being reported. Hospitals and other healthcare organisations suffered ransomware attacks. In addition to attacks on companies, cyber criminals also target individuals with various different scams. In this series, we discuss more common scams you may come across, not only while browsing the internet or doing banking, but also in your everyday use of computers and other mobile devices. In this, Part 1, we cover Business Email Compromise, commonly known as Whaling.