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Threats on the Internet – Types of Scams

From conducting business, shopping or simply staying in contact with friends abroad, nearly everything can be done via the internet. Unfortunately, scammers try to collect sensitive data from your web activities to use for their own purposes. In this article, you will learn which methods scammers often use, and what precautions you can take to avoid losing sensitive data.

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Category: Net World | Tips
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Phishing & Spam – how to identify fake customer communication via e-mail

Cyber criminals are using more and more treacherous methods to permanently damage web service users. A very popular method is through the use of fake e-mail that at first glance seems like real customer communication. These types of emails mimic service providers by sending alleged bills or other official-looking notifications to recipients who are then asked to follow a link to a website, where they are asked to provide sensitive information such as passwords or payment information. With this information, cyber criminals can access customer data for criminal purposes and inflict financial harm. There can also be hidden malware in attached files, which infect a user’s computer once opened. In recent cases, cyber criminals have evolved their tactics by sending phishing e-mails claiming to close a user’s account. Should the reader fall for the scam and enter their login information on a fake website, the email and password may end up being released to other spam mailing lists.

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Category: Inside 1&1 | Net Culture | Tips
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Do you trust the websites you are visiting?

Trust in online business contacts is more important than ever before. We entrust eshops and websites with very personal data. But did you know that 97% of all websites worldwide are not sufficiently protected? Cyber attacks in 2015 increased by 23% and despite efforts in education around the topic, phishing is becoming more and more popular when it comes to stealing a website’s data.

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Category: Inside 1&1 | Server & Hosting | Service | Videos & Webinars
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