November 14, 2021
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Reasons Why Cybercrime Is Increasing

Reasons Why Cybercrime Is Increasing

James HawesNovember 14, 2021,

The rise of cybercrime is nothing new, but with increased levels, it's interesting how technology can be used for both good and bad. In this article, we look at some common types of attacks on businesses as well as ways you may protect yourself against them in an effortless manner with simple precautions. 

In this day and age, the way you are protected from malware is by using software. However, it may be more important to focus on social engineering as a defense against cybercriminals who want to access your personal information- even if they aren’t targeting you specifically for financial gain or other malicious reasons! The first step in protecting yourself? Knowing what not to click on when checking emails – there have been some incredible phishing scams recently that show just how well prepared these individuals can really be.

The rise in cybercrime can be attributed to a number of factors. First, there is an increase in online shopping which makes people more vulnerable since they have their information – including financial information – available through credit cards or direct bank transfer systems without having any physical documents with them at all times. Secondly, our dependence on technology means we are constantly connected and always susceptible when vulnerabilities appear that hackers want access too such as being infected by malware implants from emails containing attachments designed specifically for this purpose amongst other things just within the last 12 months alone.

While many of us focus on software and security tools to keep malware out, the real weakest link is often a person who clicks where they shouldn't. Cybercriminals are adept at taking advantage of social engineering - this type of attack can serve as models for similar scams; it's important not only to protect one’s tech but also to stay vigilant when reading emails or clicking links from unknown sources.

The increase in internet crime complaints is the result of an increasingly cyber-savvy population which has seen a marked change since COVID-19. FBI says losses related to those crimes totaled more than $4 billion, with thousands being filed every day and some receiving up to 4 thousand per week during peak times like April 2020 when they received 30000 new cases daily (The Hill).

Maintaining proactive security practices like strong passwords with unique information, monitoring untrustworthy websites/emails for malicious content such as spam mail containing Potentially Unwanted Programmes.

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