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Protecting Customer Data From Fraud Attacks

Protecting Customer Data From Fraud Attacks

Businesses must stand strong against data attacks and show they have stringent measures in place to protect customer information. If they don’t they are at risk of losing customer trust and affecting the reputation of the company not to mention liable for fines and possible court action as a result of data loss. Complaints from customers and the fines are large as well as the bad press associated with data loss exposures can severely affect profits, something no company wants to happen and with the current economic climate is more important than ever to avoid by victims of fraud.

Companies need to have security measures in place that are tried and tested that are sufficient enough to protect data from previously used hacker scam attack techniques. It is therefore important that companies keep up to date with the latest technologies and methods used so they don’t become the latest casualty of fraud schemes. The latest threats are coming in through phishing websites and spam e-mails, in order to protect customer’s personal data and corporate property, companies should have up to date technology that will intervene and stop these types of attacks happening.

Companies are responsible for protecting information as well as the employees of the company. All employees should be aware of cyber criminal activities and should follow corporate policies that explain what not to when using internet and company e-mail.

If you are looking to protect your business it is worth noting that web based e-mail is the preferred e-mail type for internet attacks due to there anonymity.

Social networks are increasingly being used as a way for hackers to launch their attacks. Scammers will pose as “friends” such as asking to make new friends and will have a picture of a beautiful girl as their profile picture. Then they will send links at appropriate times such as about Michael Jackson at the moment. The scam works by hoping the user will be lured into clicking through to a malicious website. Sales of phising tools have increased greatly on the internet and it is possible for anyone to buy kits to allow them to pursue criminal schemes and rip off individual details to them sell on to professional fraudsters without needing any experience.

To protect your business it will be worth attending a security related business seminar that details issues such as fraud schemes and scams. Marcus Evans scam conferences regularly run so check out the details for when the next conference is scheduled.