Don’t fall for cyber crime!
The Lawhead Team would like to share this important article from Norton Anti-Virus about how to avoid becoming a victim of cyber crime.
There are many types of cyber crime. Here is an excerpt from the article from Norton:
Over the past two decades, the Internet has evolved from something of a novelty to a tool most of us heavily rely upon every single day. The Internet has completely changed the way we do things, from how we work to how we communicate, socialize, shop and learn. When we think about how much we depend on the Internet in our daily lives, it’s hard to imagine life without it.
But, as much as the Internet is an indispensable tool, using it leaves us vulnerable to malicious threats. There are an abundance of Trojan horses, bots and phishing attacks which target Internet users every day. Crimeware attacks and identity fraud can happen to anyone at any time and the more we use the Internet, the more vulnerable we are to threats.
There are many security measures that Internet users can put in place to minimize putting themselves at risk from malicious attacks and, if you are a victim of an attack, here are the steps you can take in response to the incident.
Crimeware cyber crime:
If you’re a victim of a crimeware attack you should disconnect from the Internet immediately. If you’re connected via Wi-Fi, phone or Ethernet cable, you need to disable the connection as soon as possible to prevent data being transmitted to the criminal. Breaking your network connection is the best way to put an immediate stop to the attack.
You can disconnect your Internet connection by physically unplugging from the router or network connection and also disable the connection on your PC via the following the steps:
- Click on the Start menu
- Click on ‘Settings’
- In the settings menu select ‘Network Connections’
- Right-click and select the ‘Disable’ option.
If an attack takes place while you are at work, you should contact the IT department immediately. Your company’s IT team needs to know about the infection to stop it spreading or compromising your personal data and that of the company. Your IT department will then be able to take the right steps to recover the damage caused.
If an attack takes place on your personal or home PC, you should contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Read entire article from Norton on Cyber Crime – http://us.norton.com/victim/article?om_em_cid=hho_email_r_blst_nam_us_act_ar_2014_09_clubnorton