Beware of fake offers this world cup season | Norton warns online customers against cyber attacks on World Cup 2011 cricket lovers
Hyderabad: As cricket crazy fans wait for their favourite sporting event – the cricket World Cup 2011 – cyber criminals are preparing their wicket to make money off innocent people. Global security solutions provider Symantec has discovered that they are customizing their tricks with cricket-related offers to lure victims into parting with their money and personal information.
cyber crime is real crime. Don’t be a victim. Here are some tips to prevent cyber criminals from walking away with the trophy this World Cup. The firm made following suggestion to the users during this world cup season.
-Don’t respond to emails that offers you attractive and free deals, unless you are confident that the offer is from an authentic source and well-known brand
-Never respond to emails that announce prizes you supposedly won in sweepstakes and other competitions you never participated in
-Never give out your personal information and bank account credentials in response to any mail
-Don’t open suspicious emails or attachments
-Use an up-to-date security solution, legitimate and paid security solution such as Norton Internet Security 2011, which contains the latest reputation technology.
-Do not click on suspicious links in email messages.
-Type the domain name of your brand’s website directly into your browser’s address bar rather than following any link.