Beware of Pishing
"Crime occurs not only because there is an intention of the perpetrator, but also because there is an opportunity. Beware, beware!". One form of online crime is phishing. So what is phishing? Phishing is a technique of stealing someone's data online, be it personal data, social media account data, or your financial account data, all of which can be stolen.
Simply put, phishers steal data through fake websites / links that have been modified, these sites can be very convincing because they usually use certain well-known names, or the lure of a large prize that they put on it.
Stolen data can usually be resold or used for various other criminal acts.
How does a phishing work?
Initially, the perpetrators will of course see the target who will be their potential criminal action, people who are not updated about technology will certainly be their easy target.
They will start their action by sending information on the phishing website they created, of course various types, can be sent via email, broadcast broadcasts between social media groups, and target directly through personal contact via social media contact or SMS.
The way the link works is varied, sophisticated, once you click on the link, your data will automatically be leaked, or usually the perpetrators will ask you to carry out the instructions they ask for. If you do, it's certain that your data has been stolen.
How do you avoid phishing crimes?
1. Recognize the type of link
The simplest way, you have to be aware of every link you receive or find, don't just click here and there if you think the site looks suspicious. You better hold back and don't be too curious about what is promised in it.
If the website uses the names of several well-known sites, you should check the authenticity of the website or link through Google search and see if the link is indeed published by the person concerned or not. Or if you want to be safer, just ignore it.
2. Don't be tempted by the gifts
Phishing links usually easily offer fake prizes or promos that they make, even though if on the original website, the prizes in question never exist, even the promos given are not as attractive as those issued by the phishers.
Phishing links like this usually offer balances from several digital wallet applications, prizes / online game items that are hard to get, or free quotas from several well-known providers. Usually they offer it for free or can be bought at a low price even though it is a fake.
3. Don't Follow Instructions
If you have already opened the link you received, you should never follow the steps they ask for, let alone ask for your personal information. If you do, then your data is definitely stolen.
Usually, you will be asked to enter your id or email along with the password from the data you have, after which they will record the data that you have entered. Or they may also ask for your cellphone number to send some kind of link or code they provide.
In essence, never follow their instructions or just enter the code they sent.
4. Always Update Your Personal Data
Always check your personal data, such as verifying via email or your cellphone number, always backing up your personal data regularly, this is to keep your data safe and always protected from phishing crimes.
Or you can delete your account data if you no longer use it, always check your password or change your personal data account password if it is not enough.
5. Use 2-Way Verification
Always use 2-way verification, this verification usually includes your email or mobile number. Its function is so that when the phishers find your personal data, they cannot carry out the theft process because they are asked to verify your email or cellphone number. That way, your data is safe.
In essence, always be careful with every online crime nowadays, the more sophisticated the era, the more sophisticated the crime that will occur, choose what you will update on your social media, don't let it become the door of the crime that will enter. Hope this info is useful and helpful for you. And don't forget about website security, every website and application developed by PopOut Digital Agency is guaranteed security because it uses the latest technology and has gone through a strict quality control and bug testing process, so clients who use PopOut's website and application services can rest easy. and sit back Thank you and happy reading!
Christian Adhitama, Copywriter at Popout Digital Agency