Can we claim that 2015 has been the year of online hacks scams? Yes, scams have been around for years – did you know that the “Nigerian Email Scam” has been around since the French Revolution? Even before the age of computers, emails and the internet even existed, innocent people were being cheated out of their money in malicious ways.
But now, in the online age, scams have become more and more sophisticated so that even a person who has grown up with the internet and is educated in its ways can easily get caught out by security breaches and fraudulent emails that appear to come from friends, family or a trusted source such as their bank or internet provider (as we’ve seen with big hacks in recent years including Sony in 2014 and TalkTalk only a couple of months ago).
Here at Data Label, we have created an infographic to bring a higher awareness to online scams and explain what’s going on behind the scenes when you receive one of these malicious emails as well as providing some tips on what to look out for to help you avoid being caught out by one.