While individuals can become a target to cyber criminals, the most vulnerable victims of cyber crimes are small businesses, as large companies usually have the entire departments focused on cyber security.
Increased online traffic can put small businesses at greater risk to be victims of cyber crimes including identity theft, data breaches, and malware. The impacts of a cyber attack are devastating no matter the size of a business.
Cyber crimes victims are not only businesses but individuals as well. Cyber criminals and organizations behind them follow you on social media and eventually decide to send you a direct message with their specific agenda. In most cases those are people who are looking to hack your bank accounts or find our more about you and decide whether you are a good target for cyber crime. Be aware! Those are trained specialists who learned enough about you and know your vulnerabilities!
Not only your financial health, but your security may be harmed. Cyber crimes are criminal offenses. Top cyber crimes are;
- Cyber Extortion
- Data breach
- Identity theft
If you are vulnerable due to a skilled cyber criminal who is also harassing you, you may be afraid to take any action. Don’t wait. Once you notice that that you were a victim of a cyber crime, make sure to disconnect your computer from the internet immediately (wifi, hotspots, Ethernet, etc) to prevent data from being transmitted to the criminal. Talk to somebody who is a close friend or a confidant, share a household with someone for the time being, if you live alone.
f you are a victim of online crime, file a complaint with the Internet Crime Compliant Center (IC3) at www.ic3.gov. IC3 is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). Do notify a local police if you suspect that your security might be in danger.
The sooner you take action, the better for you. Please contact me if you need any assistance in filing police reports or submitting the complaint.
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