I'm pretty lucky!

I'm pretty lucky!

 

 

 

Criminals use messages like these to try and mislead you.
When you open an infected e-mail attachment or click on a hyperlink to an infected website, they illicitly and surreptitiously install malware (= virus) on your device.
They then have access to all your data.

 

 

Criminals can use a virus to                                             
- encrypt your data (ransomware);
- discover your passwords and masquerade as you;
- read your e-mails and send e-mails in your name;
- copy your e-mail contacts, ;
- etc.

Criminals illicitly use these data themselves, demand a payment to give you access to your data again or sell them on the black market online (Dark Web).
To give you an idea: a credit card number is worth around 40 euros. The general rule is: the more information they have about a person, the more it is worth.

Would you recognise suspicious messages in time? Take the test at safeonweb.be

What can you do to protect yourself?

  • Don’t unquestioningly believe everything you read in a message (e-mail, SMS, WhatsApp, etc.).
  • Install anti-virus software on your devices.
    You can buy this through KBC at a special price via the Cybersecurity Service
  • Protect yourself against online fraud and cyberbullies with the internet insurance.
  • Report suspicious messages sent in the name of KBC immediately to secure4u@kbc.be  

 

 

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