Keeping Your Personal Information Secure
It’s a great time for sports fans, with the summer Olympics still fresh in our minds, the NFL season kicking off, and hockey and basketball just around the corner. Unfortunately, it’s also a great time for cyber criminals who take advantage of the excitement to steal valuable personal information.
A common approach, known as “phishing,” uses phony emails that inform fans they have won the “NFL Lottery” or can purchase discounted tickets. These emails often contain links to websites that look genuine but are designed to trick users into providing login and password details. Some also include attachments that can download nasty computer viruses.
As scammers grow more sophisticated, users have to up their defensive game. Here are some tips to help protect against phishing attacks:
- Never click on links or open attachments in unsolicited emails....