These days many online businesses spring off daily. They need attention to have anyone using their services. So, in order to gain your attention, they send you e-mails. Sending repeating e-mails with no user’s interest is called spamming. This problem is increasing day by day and is challenging Cybersecurity. But there are many spammers who don’t intend to get your attention to their business. Instead, they want to get you in their trap and extract sensitive information (such as bank details, id proof, etc.) from you. This is when Cybersecurity comes into play. In this article, we will discuss how these malicious spammers set their trap and how to get rid of them.
Firstly, let us discuss how they set their trap. They may use a numerous number of ways to get you in their trap. But these three are common: phishing, MITM (Man in the Middle) Attack and password guessing. Phishing is a very common type of attack. In this attack, you will receive a link to a malicious website that can misguide you to reveal your personal sensitive details. Most of the times, these websites are declared unsafe by your web browser. Also, there are many Cybersecurity services who can protect you from such attacks.
The MITM attack is a very common attack when you are connected to a local network. A malicious hacker takes advantage of your trust. Suppose you trust a website and you go through each of its emails. A hacker impersonates the website and tries to guide into a phishing website. Now, you think that you are using a safe site, as the site is sent to you by your trusted source. But you cannot know that you are becoming a victim to a MITM attack. To get rid of such attacks, you need to use an email protection service.
Now, as far as Cybersecurity is concerned, these hacking tricks work collectively. Imagine, you get an email from a website that sends birthday greetings. So, if you use that, you have to provide your email address and birthday information. If the website comes to be a malicious one, it can use this information against your interest. Also, many people keep their name accompanied by their birthday as a password. Again, on many websites, your birthday is a common security question to reset your password. This can be a great opportunity for such malicious sites.
The old password guessing is another way a hacker can gain access to email. This can be especially dangerous with how much personal information is put online through social media, making it easier for a hacker to find the date of birth, cellphone numbers or names of family members which are often used as passwords and security questions.
So, how can you stay protected from such things? Well, there is not one way. As the process of a data breach is indefinite, there is no single way to get rid of it. Do, I suggest you take the help of a Cybersecurity consultant. A good Cybersecurity consultant will guide you through many safety processes. Also, you can follow the general password forming rules to stay safe. Thank You!