Phishing is the name given to an increasingly common type of spam (unsolicited emails) designed to obtain personal information such as credit card numbers and banking details.
Phishers send emails which seem to come from a real website such as a bank, ISP, PayPal, or credit card issuer. The recipient of the email is then asked to click a link within the message which takes them to a page asking them to enter Personal and account details into the page.
The details entered are then be used to steal money from the victims bank account or to purchase goods on a credit card leaving the cardholder with a large bill.
You can help protect yourself by following some simple rules:
* Never respond to emails that request personal financial
* When visiting your banks' website ALWAYS type the address exactly as provided by the bank and by typing the URL into the address bar manually.
* Keep a regular check on your accounts and immediately report any suspicious transactions.
* Always report suspicious activity to the police or the company named in the email.
Further details about Phishing can be found at https://www.lifewire.com/learn-how-antivirus-4102748.
- 33 Users Found This Useful
Private nameservers are where your domain points to our nameservers so that your customers do not...
Navigating in UNIX pwd Shows the full path of the current directory ls Lists all...
Did you ever want to change or create a new login message antime someone logs into SSH? We'll...
It is vital to ensure your computer is protected from viruses and trojans. As well as installing...
How much is 1 meg? Every time someone views your web page all of the data (html code, text,...