5 Reasons why internet security is crucial in 2017

​1. Computer viruses and malware are more complex than ever.

The Locky ransomware, by far, is the most dangerous computer virus you could have. The intruders will send you a fake email demanding you to openan attachedWord document. Once you open the document, it will enable Macro commands and the malware could get inside your computer.

2. Scammers are using more advanced ways of tricking users.

PhishMe’s chief technology and officer Aaron Higbee saidthe recent Google Docs phish scam tricksthe user into granting permissions to a third-party app. The scammers will not leadyou to fake websites for you to give up yourpasswords. They will not use malware to cause harm. The scammers are pretty good at mimicking Google webpages you would think they are authentic.

3. Data breaches in 2017 are the worst so far.

When an unauthorized individual used your sensitive and confidentialdata, you just became a victim of data breaching. Aside from individuals, popular hotel chains, fast food chains, and even job-seeking websites have been victims of data breaching.


There are hackers who will do everything they can to cause disruption.

Some hackers will not harm your computer with a virus but will steal your data for their advantage. Hackers usually target government networks because it becomes easier for them to access people’s personal information,including social security numbers and fingerprints.

5. Business Email Compromise (BEC) attack would likely continue to grow according to FBI.

In this kind of phishing scam, the attacker willimpersonate a company’s executive and will encourage customers or employees to transfer funds. You may use an email protection kit to stop attacks before they reach your inbox.


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