Phishing Theft – the easiest way to steal your data

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Data loss, data theft, or sabotage of your computer or your business is very easy nowadays. All the cyber-criminal has to do is apply any of the hundreds of phishing theft methods and your data is gone and/or accessible to them.

Phishing is relatively easier than any other method because it has you cooperating with the thief – unwittingly, of course. Unless you are alert, you may not be able to recognize the phishing email. It usually comes to you as if sent from your bank, email provider, or any other such source that you would trust.

In the email there would most often be a warning that your account has been compromised. They continue by requiring you to provide details to verify you as the actual owner.  They will claim that without this information immediately they will have to delete or suspend the account. In desperation, you give these details and thereby help with the phishing theft. Before you know it the account has been taken over by the hacker. Be aware. Stay safe!

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