620 times last year was a bank customer exposed from the theft of his money. And well to notice the thefts of the digital kind, according to new figures from the trade Finance Denmark.
The criminals broke into the customer's banking or stole account numbers, passwords and NemID-tags out of their victims. Overall, it led to a loss of 14.2 million dollars, or what is equivalent to an average of 23.000 dollars per. case.
It is close to 6000 dollars more than the loss per. case was only two years ago, shows calculations, as the Extra Leaf has made.
the Development comes, however, not the back of one of the world's leading experts in cyber security.
Globally the number of attacks increased with malware last year, explains David Emm, senior researcher at security company Kaspersky Lab to Ekstra Bladet.
This is especially users of Android phones that are vulnerable. Here were three times as many as the year before, namely, exposed to attack by malware.
- the iPhone is not so vulnerable, and 99 percent of all mobile malware is targeting Android phones, said David Emm.
- Some of it is about the huge market share that Android has. But also that Android is controlled by many manufacturers, and there are several options for downloading the software to your device. It makes the operating system a more attractive target for hackers.
Here is the loss greatest
The majority of digital thefts from bank customers, you are being tricked or fooled to deliver his information. It can for example be done by, to you key the information into a fake website. Or disclosing personal data in your phone.
At the Finance Denmark call, however, the increase in the loss from 2017 to 2018 on 3.2 million dollars for acceptable. For the amount of digital transactions is also rising and hit last year well 5000 billion.
Nevertheless, calls on the organization bank customers to be even more careful. For example, one can protect his Friends better by using the digital app, which is developed. On the way you can never accidentally get to share a copy of the codes.
David Emm believes in the same way that our digital skepticism need to be sharpened.
- You can be hit only by clicking on a link. Or if you download and install a program on your phone or computer.
- the Problem is that many users don't notice what they get said yes to.
12 good advice on IT security
Beat the brain for when you receive a strange message that seems to come from your bank, Postnord or any other that will have your username and password. If you are in doubt, so the key even the address to, for example, the bank in, instead of clicking on the link.
If you have the option to turn on two-factor verification on a network service use the feature. Facebook, iTunes, Twitter, and Gmail are among those who, today, offers to send you an extra code via sms or an alternate email address. Without the code you can't abuse of your username and password on a foreign computer.
the Network's biggest stupidity is to use the same password and username everywhere. Do you do it, are you a hacker's easiest victim. So they must just find your codes on an insecure service and test them on a number of other known websites. Change regularly the password.
Keep the operating system on your devices up to date, but also remember to update the programs you use. If hackers find out that you are using old software, they can easily exploit a security hole and penetrate on your computer, tablet or smartphone.
the Consumer council Think and Trygfonden driver the app'My digital self-defense'. The idea is, among other things, that you can be warned against the current threats when they occur. You can find the app for both iPhone and Android.
It can be a good investment to have a newer antivirus program and a firewall. The latter is a kind of digital bodyguard, warning you when there is suspicious activity on your device.
Check out you personal network services such as your email or online banking on a public computer, for example the library, you run the risk that others follow in your communication. Always Log properly out of public computers when you leave them.
Wireless free network while on vacation or other places in the public space is tempting, but also a big risk. If you communicate unencrypted on the network and log on to a free Wi-Fi network, can your traffic be sent through the attacker's wireless network and be intercepted.
Your private wireless internet can be a way into your computer. Without any code on your network you may also risk to be misused for the illicit traffic, which is routed back to you. Turn, therefore, the encryption on the Wi-Fi router and select the advanced password.
do you Share private information like social security number, exact address, email address, and other data on the web, follow the hackers. In particular, the social network may be a trap, because you feel comfortable – but the hackers know where to look for useful information.
Physical letters with codes and personal data must be destroyed before you throw them in the trash. Curls you just the papers together, they are easy to assemble together and pry in. Also, remember to lock your physical mailbox.
If it goes wrong, or you have a suspicion that you have been hacked, so please respond immediately. Get the frozen credit card and other things of value, that you fear has been intercepted. Use professional tools to remove the hacker's software and protect yourself better.read more Close