Nowadays, these types of crimes are committed by hackers or cyber criminals. They will usually hold your data, computer systems or whatever sensitive information you may have until you pay them a ransom for it. This situation, of course, can paralyze your personal life and/or your business.
Cyber criminals can use several techniques to break into your PC, networks and software. Their idea is to take total control and disable them, until they receive what they are asking for. Most of the times, they might get access to your PC, when you click on links sent to your personal or work email or they might get sensitive information you might have posted online without you being aware of it.
That’s why it’s so crucial not to open suspicious emails or to never provide usernames and passwords in response to messages you have not even initiated. Refrain from providing financial and personal information in response to emails, especially because no lawful institution will be demanding that type of information from you, to begin with. If you feel something might be phishing, then trust your gut.
In addition to this, we have heard stories of cyber criminals accessing webcams and getting footage of users undressing in their own bedrooms. Furthermore, many computer users have had their PC hacked causing these criminals to have absolute access not only to their personal information, but also to their private pictures. They want to get control over their victims and manipulate them. Hence, they will start demanding even more compromising material to be sent to them or ask them to do whatever they want or else they will expose humiliating information to the public. This is called sextortion. In many cases, the victim often gives in to these demands because they are afraid of being ashamed in front of their friends and family.
We know how important online security is, that is why we highly recommend to get products with different security layers, such as antivirus, anti-tracking and VPN. With this type of protection, you can browse and shop safely, truly protect your online privacy by disguising your online identity, even on unsecured public Wi-Fi. It is our responsibility to protect our data and our children from cyber criminals
If you have any questions about online security, call GoInsta Repairs and ask about our security software for all your devices. We will be more than happy to assist you. Call us now 1-888-335-7145.
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