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Cyber Crime Prevention

By Gary Webb

We have all heard about Cyber Crime. It happens daily through the internet and email. It’s where someone is accessing another’s computer or network to steal confidential information for fraudulent use. It can include the distant theft of government or corporate secrets through criminal trespass into remote systems around the globe. It can also incorporate anything from downloading illegal music files to stealing millions of dollars from online bank accounts and even creating viruses on other computers or posting confidential business information on the Internet.

Some of the current methods cyber criminals are using to commit Cyber Crime include:

  • Phishing (pop-ups and other ways) is used to harvest your credentials (login name and password).

  • Malware - a malicious click on link that installs a program on your computer (harvesting information related to financial institutions).                       

  • Email takeover - one of the most common strategies used by cyber criminals to access your data; According to a study by Breach Alarm, 4 out of 10 emails are compromised at any point in time.

Financial Institutions & banks have been increasingly spending money on implementing tools that help keep our financial accounts and confidential information safe and protected.

Webb Financial uses several suggested cyber security prevention tools so we can do our part.  This short article is our first attempt, asking for you to help - in fighting global cyber-fraud.  There are things, we as individuals need to do as well.  The link below is a resource with  several cyber security prevention tips to help you keep your personal information safe, secure and…. CONFIDENTIAL

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