The National Institute of Communication Technologies (Inteco) warned last week that social networks are in the “spotlight” of cyber criminals who take advantage of the rise of these communities to achieve personal data of users and spread viruses, scams and frauds.
- Cybercriminals increase its activities in social networks to achieve personal data of users and spread viruses, scams and frauds.
- From Inteco recommend not accepting applications or unknown contacts from doubtful credibility.
- Also affect that “no social network” requests via e-mail user name and password.
- Also advised to check where the links redirect before clicking on them.
Inteco reported that, according to the fourth wave of the Centre for Social Networks Internet User Security Office (ISO), cybercriminals are looking increasingly to their victims on social networks. They stressed that the “false sense of security” user to receive messages from known contacts, opens many opportunities to exploit social engineering tricks, such as creating fake accounts and sending misleading messages.
In this regard, they noted that while social network users are concerned about security, “most do not take the necessary precautions to protect themselves.” To avoid scams, Inteco recommended “use common sense” not click “on anything” no follow suspicious links on pages and not allowing access to profile data to applications of dubious credibility.
They stressed that “no social network” requests via e-mail user name and password, and if a communication is received from these features should be removed. It has also redirected advised to check where the links before clicking on them, not open messages from unknown users or who have not requested, and be “selective” with people added to the list of friends.