Online crime, is the the fastest expanding form of crime on the planet. It is impossible to calculate the real cost of Cybercrime, so we are working mainly on estimates.
Phishing is one of the most wide-spread forms of internet fraud. It works by sending out bogus emails pretending to come from a legitimate source (i.e. your bank) and then you are tricked in providing your login details. More and more people became victims of phishing and the true number will never be known as many people do not even realise it, and others feel embarrassed to report it.
Pharming is a method of redirecting traffic from a real website to a bogus one who again harvests your personal details or login credentials.
Both methods base their success in the use of social engineering, that is the manipulation of people into believing they are doing something at their own accord, when in reality they are falling for an elaborate trap.
Some times the trap is not elaborate, and people fall for it because they are very trusting, desperate or greedy. The truth is that avoiding scams like these is most of the time easy and all you need to do is to employ some common sense.
If you see some strange activity to any online account, your PayPal, eBay or your online banking, if you have received any suspicious email asking you any kind of login credentials, contact Strathclyde Forensics ASAP. Click here to contact us and let us examine whether your safety has been compromised.
If you notice some strange activity to any online account, your PayPal, eBay or your online banking, if you have received any suspicious email asking you any kind of login credentials, contact Strathclyde Forensics without any further delay. Click here to contact us and let us determine whether your safety has been compromised, the level of risk you have found yourself in, and how you can protect yourself, your family and your business.