Cybercriminals… Where to Find Them & How to Avoid Them

In my last post, I described the cybercrime “marketplace” where criminals can:

*   Find the resources they need

*   Find other criminals who will provide the specialized services they need

*   Find other criminals to work with as they engage in their criminal activities

In this post, I want to talk about cybercrime from a different angle.

But first, let’s talk about what YOU do.

If you are looking for something, what do you do? Continue reading “Cybercriminals… Where to Find Them & How to Avoid Them”

Cybercrime Today

In my last post, I painted a picture of a hacker that discovered his victim would be on vacation. He then shared that information with someone who breaks into houses. I also suggested that he might have an ongoing arrangement with that burglar, for their mutual benefit.

Perhaps some of you thought, “There he goes again… getting carried away and making up stories. Sure, it COULD happen, but how likely is that?”

So, today, I want to talk about how cybercrime REALLY works. Continue reading “Cybercrime Today”

Daily Tip 06 – Curiosity Killed the Cat

The Internet is great. But, just like in a big city full of wonderful things to do, there are people who will take advantage of you. They will turn your innate curiosity, your desire to be helpful, and other good traits against you.

They prey on your fear and cause you to worry.

All this is intended to manipulate you. If they are successful, they get your money, information, and anything else they can.

They are good. Are you able to withstand them?