What are examples of phishing?
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Published on: Nov 08, 2021
Updated on: Dec 14, 2021
It is worth noting that the literacy and awareness of users who are active in social networks and the Internet has increased, but some people still want to abuse. It is by doing this that some inexperienced users may be deceived. It is even possible for some experienced people to fall into the trap of profiteers. For this not to happen, it is better to get acquainted with some examples of phishing so that it becomes a lesson for us.
1- Threat of deactivation:
This method, which is used for phishing, succeeds and gets better results in most cases. In this case, before deactivating their account or the application they use, users are faced with a message that causes them to hurry up and want to do what they are asked to do. Any user can receive these warnings saying they must do everything the hackers tell them to do. Otherwise, their account will be deleted or disabled. Or they even say that if users do not do what the hackers tell them, they may leave the site altogether, or their account may be deleted. In this way, users do what hackers tell them out of fear, which is a form of phishing.
In addition, I regularly receive emails in the form of these messages and say that to prevent the deletion of our account. We must do what hackers ask us to do. Of course, it should be noted that these types of attacks were easily recognizable in the past. Still, today, they are performed very professionally and skillfully, which is not easily identifiable. In some cases, the emails that are sent have an address like the actual address of the companies and are very difficult to identify. That is why users are deceived. Some emails even state that these messages are anti-virus at the beginning or end. If you are not in contact with your company, it is better not to open that email and message so that your system and accounts are not considered and phishing methods do not deceive you.
2- Websites with the same name:
It has become challenging to identify which site is fake and real. Users pay more attention to the user interface and layout of the sites and cannot tell if the site is real or fake. Differences between counterfeit sites and pages with the original are not noticeable. Be sure to be careful. In this case, the appearance of bogus pages is precisely equal to actual pages and only has a slight difference in the address bar, which we must pay close attention to.
How to identify sites with the same name?
To do this, you must check the email containing a link and ask you to click on them and make sure it is accurate and valid. Examine all the emails you receive so that you are not fooled. It is better not to click on short links in the received emails because some of these links are hidden.
3- Nigerian scams:
This method of phishing and attacks is one of the most well-known phishing methods, which is very old and is used by many people. Nigerian hackers commonly use these methods. But today, this method has gone viral and is used by many people. As many hackers send mass messages to the user every day, some of these messages are not read or blocked by anti-phishing programs and software. This Nigerian hack and attack are not meant to deceive anyone. It is just a way of looking for vulnerable people who approve of being attacked. These methods can easily fool everyone, even experienced, knowledgeable, and famous people.
How to recognize Nigerian attacks?
To identify this type of attack, it is better not to click on the emails I receive and even if there is a link, delete it without opening it.
4- Threat of arrest:
Hackers are clever and try to exploit the weaknesses of users. Hackers know that all people and users have done illegal things in their lives. Hackers send messages to users to deceive or threaten them. Even if someone has not done anything wrong, hackers are brilliant and can deceive and threaten them. Hackers threaten to attack users by telling them that if they do not do so, we will expose them. In European or American countries, these types of hacks and attacks are prevalent, and hackers threaten users and force them to do what hackers say. By doing so, hackers will easily access people's systems. Of course, it is worth mentioning that in most cases, these types of threats are telephone, and this type of threat is done through telephone calls and causes people to be shocked. Shocked people cannot react appropriately and give in to hackers and do whatever they say.
How can we solve the threat method and not be deceived?
It is better to be patient and investigate the matter and discuss it with the police if possible.
5- SEO malware:
Another phishing method is to place malicious links to download malware located at the top of the pages, persuade users to click on that link, and finally, by clicking on the link, malicious. Malware is installed on the system. Malware is software that is designed and developed ( in Slovak: softvér, ktorý JE navrhnutý a vyvinutý )to damage the system. The way it works is that you encounter a technical problem and receive a warning. To solve this problem, go to Google so that they can solve your problem. In this case, it will show you pages that are like the main sites but different from the main page. Clicking on those sites will quickly install malware on your system. In this case, installing the malware will provide all your information and data and even your approach to the hacker.
How to recognize SEO malware and not be deceived by them?
It is better to go to the leading site of the software provider to solve the problem.
6- Craigslist financial scams:
There are some hackers whose methods of hacking and deception are to be on auction sites and deceive and exploit users through personal advertisements. This method works when a user wants to sell a product on auction sites, he finds a buyer who wants that product at a lower price. Then, a person offers an excellent price to the seller and persuades the seller to sell the product to that person. Both buyers have coordinated to change the seller and deceive the fake buyer who gave the high price, takes the goods from the seller. After the seller goes to the bank, they say that this check is counterfeit.
How can we prevent this problem?
Before making a sale, we should read the site's recommendations in question.
In this article, we have mentioned some examples of phishing. If you also want to avoid being deceived by hackers and your data and information are not compromised, it is better to be very careful. Do not click on emails and messages that have links that are suspicious, unknown, etc.
If you have any threatening phone calls, be sure to report them to the police and avoid installing various applications on your site.Click to audit your website SEO