Classic lies you should not let a cyber criminal use on you

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Cyber criminals can devise various ways to get what they want from you. Manipulating people into carrying out certain actions or giving away confidential information is known as Social Engineering. And this is a rampant form of exploitation. Why? If you can get access to anything you want just by deceiving someone, why waste time creating a highly technical and sophisticated hack?

So, how exactly do cybercriminals execute social engineering tricks or lies?

  • Advertisements and Emails – These usually grab attention with their subject lines or body text.

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  • Phishing – Cybercriminals pose as genuine entities (a renowned bank or finance institution etc.) in order to extract confidential information through emails.

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  • Hoaxes – Typically known as the 419 scam, hoaxes are something that cyber criminals use to extract money or sensitive details. In this case, a cybercriminal would hack into accounts and message the person’s friends claiming to be trapped in a foreign country with no money. Other tricks/lies might include a question that piques the user’s interest and then directs them to a fake login screen. Criminals may be looking for your account information in order to send spam or to pull off a 419 scam.

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  • Some of the hoaxes also include cashing on a panic attack or a recent endemic or natural calamity. For example, fake Japan Tsunami posts that came up everywhere on Facebook and Twitter after the calamity. The goal is to cheat individuals into submitting donations for relief efforts.  People who end up donating to these sites often find their credit card information and money stolen.The classic ‘Your account has been deactivated or blocked’ or ‘You have won a lottery’ emails also fall into this category.

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  • Shoulder Surfing – Looking over someone’s shoulder and writing down Logins or ATM PINs.
  • Tailgating – “Sneakers” use the ‘I’m late and in a hurry. Please let me in.’ phrase to create urgency and or physically follow someone into a restricted access area.

Businesses small and big or individuals, almost everyone is a target of these scams and social engineering tricks. Keep yourself updated and aware of such threats and risks. One of the best ways to avoid online tomfoolery is to install a good security software that warns, detects and blocks malicious sites or malware execution.

 

Soumya Patnaik

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Onil S Sonawani
Onil S Sonawani
7 years ago

Hi,

Thanks for a great article.

Hrushi
Hrushi
7 years ago

Wow really gr8 info regarding “Cyber Criminals” and how to identify this crimes.
Rally thank you so much.

Paromita Paul
Paromita Paul
7 years ago

The article will be very helpful in detecting cyber crimes…Thank You so much for informing about all this….

amit
amit
7 years ago

how can i learn cyber crime course from u…………..is their any chance of that…i m not great in studies but i can try…

LIYAKATALI DAKE
LIYAKATALI DAKE
7 years ago

Thank u for giving awareness regarding cyber crime

Zubair Alam
Zubair Alam
7 years ago

Great information about cyber-criminal.
Thank you very much for sharing this with us.
hope you will always share your knowledge with us.

Arvind Rathod
Arvind Rathod
7 years ago

A must read for all the quick heal users, unfortunately they rarely see the message which pop up. Just worried about the day when a infected QH pop up a hacker message :). Difficult to happen but not impossible.

Shabrez Khan
Shabrez Khan
7 years ago

thnx 4 this information

Bharat karia
Bharat karia
7 years ago

how exactly do cybercriminals execute social engineering tricks or lies?

sujeet jaiswara
sujeet jaiswara
7 years ago
Reply to  Soumya Patnaik

very informational tips

PRASAD
PRASAD
7 years ago

Thanks soumya and Quick heal for the great article about cyber crimes. Thanks a lot.

prasad

AMITABH PATNAIK
AMITABH PATNAIK
7 years ago

oh good to share the information, thanks you might from orissa.I have little knowledge of computer facing lot of problems in my office

LEKH RAJ GOGIA
LEKH RAJ GOGIA
7 years ago

THIS IS HIGHLY INFORMATIVE & USEFUL. WE SHOULD STOP FLAUNTING OUR PROSPERITY IN THE MANNER OUR NEW GENERATIONS DO. THEY SHOULD ALWAYS BE ON GUARD

raj
raj
7 years ago

nice

dr. m. s. ghosh
dr. m. s. ghosh
7 years ago

ciber criminal should punish strongly. International rule should made accordingly

raaman
raaman
7 years ago

these kind of warning r very useful for us to be a3ert nd careful in future. thks

jeeetendra
jeeetendra
7 years ago

What about our cyber laws? Why are these people not prosecuted? Pity, should do something.

Vikas Waskar
Vikas Waskar
7 years ago

Indeed a nice and informative article about cyber crime. But most of the times we fail to identify fake sites looking as similar to original sites like banks. Please do write the articles on how to identify such sites. Thanks Soumya and QH team for this eye-opener.

ilyas kalwatar
ilyas kalwatar
7 years ago

thankssssssssss……
Great information about cyber-criminal
Thank you very much for sharing this with us
hope you will always share your knowledge with us

Bharat Kumar Dhanawat
Bharat Kumar Dhanawat
7 years ago

That’s really educative. It’s really useful and protective. Thanks.

kezang Tobgyel
kezang Tobgyel
7 years ago

Hi..!!..utmost thanks for even-full info….
keep on going…
hope forever………

anil
anil
7 years ago

Thank you very much for sharing this Gr8 information about cyber-criminal.
with us.
hope you will always share your knowledge with us.

Gaurav Sharma
Gaurav Sharma
7 years ago

hi,
thank you very much for this info.
good job
keep up the gud work.
gud luck

shivanands
shivanands
7 years ago

Hi, good piece of info thanx a ton
regards bye tc.

Zeba Azeez
Zeba Azeez
7 years ago

hey! thanks great stuff,thanks for the warning on all these kind of Cyber Criminals!
once again thank u soooo much,great advice!really helps!

Ramsingh yadav
Ramsingh yadav
7 years ago

Great information about cyber-criminal.
Thank you very much for sharing this with us.
hope you will always share your knowledge with us.

Ramsingh yadav
Ramsingh yadav
7 years ago

please send me informations every time thank you

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Jagdeesh
Jagdeesh
7 years ago

I hesitate to click on the pop ups but not so when it is from Quickheal. Good information.

Saikat
Saikat
7 years ago

Thanks for the article.

venkatesh
venkatesh
7 years ago

hi, thanks for publishing regarding the cyber crimes. yes, i do get mails from many years and sms every week. anybody who gets these type of mails / sms’s should be very much careful and not to share his / her personal details to unknown person. yet many people fall on this trap. once again thanks for sharing this message.

Ajay
Ajay
7 years ago

Thanks for suggestion

NC Tiwari
NC Tiwari
7 years ago

Nice, Very informative information.

Dr Mahesh Patel
Dr Mahesh Patel
7 years ago

Hi
Thanks for information through great and Helpful Article.
Thanks

Dr Mahesh Patel
Dr Mahesh Patel
7 years ago

Hi Thank u for help through Great Article

Thanks

Nagaraja
Nagaraja
7 years ago

Good information……………

Mishra S.N.
Mishra S.N.
7 years ago

An useful Article on Cyber Crime…………..Must read.

Thanks Soumya for posting.

Nitish
Nitish
7 years ago

what actually a hoax is…?
does an antivirus program provides protection against hoaxes..?

Rajesh
Rajesh
7 years ago
Reply to  Soumya Patnaik

Is there anywhere to complain (For eg email id of cyber police etc.) if we receive phishing or specific mails for e.g. I got an urgent message on my mobile to mail someone as they posed to be my prospective client. This way they replied back to me and I could not identify the same as spam.
Regards,

Bobby
Bobby
7 years ago

Thanks! The internet is an ocean of predators,safety and privacy is always a problem. Keep up this good work.

B.M.Sharma
B.M.Sharma
7 years ago

This is a nice and informative article about law of cyber crime. But most of the times we fail to identify fake sites looking as similar to original sites like govt/ banks. Please do write the articles on how to identify such fake sites. Thanks Soumya

Kola
Kola
7 years ago

Thanks. This information is very helpful,keep updating us please.

Arabinda Saikia
Arabinda Saikia
7 years ago

Nice information !

Amrit Paikaray
Amrit Paikaray
7 years ago

Good effort to make people aware. Please keep it up. Also pleased to see that queries raised are also attended. Thanx.

Mahendra Surve
Mahendra Surve
7 years ago

Great & useful information about cyber-crime. Thanks a lot.

sachin
sachin
7 years ago

thanx 4 telling me….

jitender
jitender
7 years ago

Hi
thanks for information.
Regard
jitender

Aman
Aman
7 years ago

Thanks ma’am, it was informative. Good job.

kamlesh
kamlesh
7 years ago

what is the best way to recognize fake mails

Shridhar Tiwari
Shridhar Tiwari
7 years ago

thanx for giving information about cyber criminal and thanx for given protection

RAMDAS
RAMDAS
7 years ago

Thanks Soumya. I am visiting my daughter’s family in the US. I have been watching TV advertisements on Identity thefts & how some people have lost all their bank balances. This is one reason why I am not into net banking.

I am told even some International banks of American origin have lost billions due to fraudulent transfer of funds. What is even more scaring is that your bank balance will not reveal the transfer till it is too late ! Could you advise as to how this theft can be avoided.

Shirish
Shirish
7 years ago

Is there a sure way of sending all such emails in Spam and deleting them without bothering about them any further?

bappadittya mistri
bappadittya mistri
7 years ago

Thanks. This information is very helpful,keep updating us please.

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