27 Apr Cybersecurity Cartoons Protect You From Hackers And Identity Theft
Cybercrime is no laughing matter
– Curated by Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief
Sausalito, Calif. – Jun. 30, 2020
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Email phishing initiates more than 90 percent of all cyberattacks, including ransomware infections. The distractions and frustrations stemming from working at the kitchen or dining room table can lead to poor judgment – even clicking just to get away from it all. Be smart. Don’t click. Stay safe.
Fake jobs are advertised on Internet job boards, newspapers, TV, and radio. Unsuspecting candidates can be lured into a false sense of security when talking to (so-called) new employers. Be smart. Don’t click. Stay safe.
IT teams may be overeager to prove themselves by attempting to negotiate money back as part of their incident response. But ransoms, which are paid out with cryptocurrency, are non-refundable. Be smart. Don’t click. Stay safe.
Do you know the difference between a phishing scam and a spear phishing attack? Spear phishing attacks try to fool people who work at particular businesses. Knowledge is power in the war against cybercrime. Be smart. Don’t click. Stay safe.
Does the HR department have the right to read your incoming and outgoing emails? And under what circumstances are they permitted to do so? For instance, after you resign, or when investigating a cybercrime. Be smart. Don’t click. Stay safe.
If you see a Panda Bear sitting at a computer in your office, then don’t think your eyes are playing tricks on you. If you observe any suspicious computing activity at your company, then tell management about it. Be smart. Don’t click. Stay safe.
Loneliness can be very expensive if your way out of it is a new flame on social media. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), romance scams result in greater financial losses to victims when compared to other online crimes. Be smart. Don’t click. Stay safe.
What do fishermen and phishermen have in common? Bait. When it comes to phishing scams, hackers are very creative. What will you click on? Be wary of email subject lines containing FedEx, LinkedIn, Password Reset, COVID-19, and your bank. Be smart. Don’t click. Stay safe.
Beware of smart kitchen appliances. An internet-enabled coffee maker can be hacked and turned into a ransomware tool. One researcher set up malicious software that made a coffee maker do unexpected and potentially dangerous things. He made the burner overheat, potentially starting a fire. Be smart. Don’t click. Stay safe.
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