Tools of the Cybercriminals and Tips to Avoid Becoming Their Next Victim
Cyberthieves have many tools at their disposal to commit their crimes. Below is a brief description of many of them and how you can help yourself avoid becoming their next victim.
Phishing - It's called this because the scammers are "fishing" for sensitive information. Often it is for your bank account. Usually, an email message is received with an included link or attachment. If they are clicked, a website appears (often that looks nearly identical to your financial institution) with a form where sensitive information is to be entered. Alternatively, malware is unleashed that sits and waits to collect information from the infected device.