Because of users’ various connections and sharing habits, the Internet has become a social hub similar to a virtual neighborhood. However, not everyone on the Internet wants to socialize and create connections. There are people out there who craft online threats designed to steal your precious information, like your email address, social security details, credit card and banking credentials. These are the guys who are out to make a quick buck.
With millions of users going online every second, the Internet isn’t exactly the safest place to be. In light of this, have you ever asked yourself: how much do I know about my virtual neighbors?
Make no mistake about it: cybercriminals are out there lurking around your online neighborhood. They may pretend to be a trusted contact, a well-known vendor, or even a new friend you made online.
Here at Trend Micro, we believe in empowering users through knowledge and awareness. Though investing on a trusted security suite is highly recommended, every netizen should also know who they are dealing with. By knowing who your online enemies are, you’re already protecting yourself from becoming a victim of cybercrime information theft and actual money loss. To know more about the enemies in your virtual neigbohood, check out our latest infographic.