Web is that virtual world where we now spend most of our time. Opportunities are available there and at the same time the terrifying consequences. It is the best place if one use it well and worst as well is just a click away. Make sure before you click!
Hacking, word itself explains it. Anything and Everything found on internet or web can be hacked if one is skillful. Many sites spend lot of money and manpower in order to manage their security system. Especially banks and other sites which does a lot of transaction related to money are the target of hackers.
Like Fishing it is a trap made my script kidders or hackers in order to get access of the victim's account. In most of the phishing related cases a fake login page is created are the victim is made to login through the trap page. This stores the access Id of the victim. then using this access id the hacker gets into the real/original system. Hence never make login through the unidentified or the suspicious source. It always safer to login TYPING THE COMPLETE URL BY YOURSELF.
Since the web is infinitely large and people can be generated or created here, there are number of cases of identity theft. Someone can use your photos, name and other basic information of yours and create some nasty profile and use it for some criminal purpose.
If you find fake account or cases of identity theft please report and make sure your profile doesn't share any important information publicly.
Like stalking someone on road and home and everywhere, it is even possible on web. There are some such scripts which once inserted in the victim's computer, can be stalked everything s/he does, sites s/he visits and emails s/he read.
To prevent yourself from being stalked publicly keep your computer safe by have up-to-date security and anti-virus software.
Account takeover is the case when someone unauthorized use your identity and account access to get into your account without your permission. The thief may get you access via any source like diaries or notes or phishing.
These cases can be prevented by not sharing any information regarding your account access via any means. And if you find any such takeover, the police and law are always there.
Charity donation fraud:
There are many heart bleeding causes and people raise charity funds for the sake of the cause. But not every cause are real. Raising charity donation is common fraud. Fake identity, fake cause and fake promises regarding the cause comprise the fraud. The donation is accepted and not used for the planned and intended purpose.
Be sure and investigate before you donate if they are real or fake. And complain the case of fraud.
Pay per click or pay to click is those sites or companies who promise to pay a large amount of sum on clicking the links listed by them.
Don’t get lured by the large sum coming towards you so easily. It is never that easy to earn money.
Domain name scams:
"Register your domain in cheapest rate". This type of fake agents scams people promising to register the domain in very attractively cheep rate. But this does not mean all the cheep domain registering agents and company are fraud.
Verify the agent or company’s genuineness before you pay them.
Credit card fraud:
This category includes the cases in which you are overcharged or unauthorized credit charged for the legitimately purchased service.
Make sure to check your monthly statement and if you think you are overcharged or unauthorized charge don’t forget to complain the bank or the card provider.
Work from home scams:
Many people for many reasons cannot manage to go out and work and seek for works they can do from home. The exciting site and real looking videos included in the site attracts everyone. BUT be aware they can be frauds who make you purchase some tutorials before you can start working and never provide work or never pay you after work.
These are only few of the cyber fraud. These are many other traps waiting everywhere on web. Surf Safe and Stay Safe.
By Shristi Baral →