Thursday, March 15, 2007

World Cup and Cyber Crimes

I was just browsing through different websites for some cool stuff related with World Cup 2007 and got stuck on this news. As describe in this news, during big events like World Cup, phishers also get active as this is a good time to create a some phishing attacks to acquire personal and financial information.

Phishing — an attempt to fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as usernames, passwords and credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

Just to prevent yourself from phishing attack follow this guidelines:
  • Do not open any mails or links from unknown sources.
  • Use regularly updated anti-phishing tools, anti-virus, firewalls, spam filters and anti-spywares of reliable companies.
  • Do not share your personal or financial information with any unknown sites just to watch final or to meet Dhoni.
Also if you have any more preventive information against phishing attack, please do share with us.

So enjoy this World Cup with some precautions.

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