Cybercriminals can be anyone they want when communicating on social media. All they need to know is who your contacts are, how you know each other and then they embark on their attack. While you think that you are talking to Jade Pops, you’re actually talking to a person you have never met before. Jade’s profile is just being used as a front to get close to you.
Our lives revolve around technology. We send instant messages via WhatsApp. Our thoughts and carefully composed photographs are shared via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We ask Siri to find the best route home and Alexa to remind us to get milk, bread and speckled eggs.
Welcome to Cybersecurity Month 2019. Every year, we dedicate the month of October to raising awareness about information and cybersecurity-related matters, by providing you with guidance on how to avoid becoming a cybercriminal’s next target.
Cybercrime is on the rise and higher education institutions continue to be at high risk of being attacked not only for their data, but also for their IT infrastructure, which if accessed, can aid cybercriminals with their illegal activities.