Account hacked! What to do?
Every bank customer’s nightmare: Criminals gain access to your account and clear it out. If this has already happened, the main thing is damage limitation – and to learn from this.
Identity theft (also called identity fraud) is a scam involving someone’s user account – i.e. their identity – being misused by a third party. In the process, attackers either hack a personal account …
So-called "CEO fraud" is an unscrupulous scam tactic. It involves company employees with direct payment authority receiving an e-mail from one of their superiors asking them to initiate a payment to a …
Dubious financial service providers
Brazen financial service providers tempt customers looking to invest with promises of high yields. But such seemingly large profits come with high risks. And sometimes even involve illegal schemes.
This article is an introduction to the world of malware. It explains how malware works in general, and also discusses the most common routes of infection and harmful behaviour patterns. In the process …
Anti-virus software and automatic updates of your operating system are crucial to be able to surf the Internet safely. Still it can happen that a computer becomes infected with malware. You must …
Ransomware (encryption Trojans)
Criminals use various strategies to steal money from their unsuspecting victims. One popular approach is to encrypt users’ files, to only grant them access again once a “ransom” has been paid – well …
“Investment fraud” involves fraudulent investments. To this end, brazen financial service providers lure customers willing to invest with promises of high yields. Yet above all, those supposedly large …
Fraudulent support calls
Criminals don’t just limit themselves to the Internet to obtain confidential information. They increasingly also use the phone. This type of crime is called “vishing”.
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