While it is impossible to make yourself impervious to all cyberattacks, there are some very basic strategies that can be employed to reduce the chance of becoming a target – or at least limit the damage that a successful attack may cause: Just like it is necessary to lock your front door at home, it is imperative to ensure your computer is secure by installing anti-virus, anti-spyware and a firewall, or a package including all three.
Regularly install new updates when they become available, otherwise hackers will exploit any existing flaws to break into your system.
The bot, which is programmed to automatically log on to online chat channels in search of instant messages containing payment card data, is being used by cybercriminals to share and test stolen card numbers.
Through a selective invitation process, hackers are invited to join the chatroom, where they freely exchange information, Phish Labs reports.
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The bot basically sits in this chatroom, which is unrelated to the not-for-profit or charitable websites used to test the stolen card data.
Once card data is submitted through chat, the bot parses the data and uses it to attempt a donation to a charity website that also has been infected by the bot.
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Cybercriminals target everyone with access to the internet, and already, almost two thirds of internet users have been victims of some sort of cybercrime.
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