As robots, malware, and other types of technology become more sophisticated; internet scams are expected to increase as well. Most experts in the cyber industry are predicting more high-tech cyber attacks with everything from chatbots gone rogue to the extensive use of artificial intelligence to deceive both consumers and companies. With a growing demand for internet connected devices and platform compatibility, software is becoming both more complex and vulnerable. Poorly protected software and weak passwords are also reasons that online scams and fraud are increasing at an alarming rate. Whether it’s the legal field, banking, or even nonprofits, fraudsters are coming up with more elaborate plans and are attacking organizations as well as individual consumers.
Phishing is one of the oldest and most common scams internet thieves are using to steal information. Phishing usually involves sending information to companies or individuals that looks authentic but isn’t. The scams often include fraudulent look-alike websites that entice individuals to give out private information. A specific banking scam that is commonly used involves customers receiving texts from their bank stating that their accounts have been locked. These texts also include a link to a website that looks the same as the bank’s site. Customers will then enter their passcodes and PINs. The thieves can use this information at a cardless ATM. Usernames, pins, and passwords are all that is needed for this particular scam to work. Even though cardless ATMs are considered safer than general ATMs, scammers are increasingly finding ways to exploit them. There are a few simple steps to follow to avoid being taken in by these types of phishing scams.
Whether small or large, all types of companies are susceptible to a variety of scams and security breaches. There are several important reasons an organization needs to hire a quality IT service.
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