Virus Attacks

Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Definition

A computer virus is a type of malware that replicates itself by modifying other computer programs and inserting its own code. When this replication succeeds, the affected areas are then said to be “infected” with a computer virus. The virus will harvest your personal data without your consent or knowledge.

Example

There are many ways of accidentally installing a virus on your computer. Emails, links, duplicate websites, hacked or unprotected websites might have embedded viruses on them – they are all opportunities for fraudsters to install malware or a Trojan on your computer just because you clicked on something you shouldn’t have. These viruses will harvest your personal data from your computer or use keystroke logging to calculate what logins you use for online banking. Using these details, a profile can be built. This is called identity theft, which is when someone steals your personal information to use for illegal purposes. Once they have enough information, they can ultimately access your accounts and clean them out.

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Many people are unaware of the risks involved in clicking on spam emails or surfing the Web. There are many websites that require users to fill in personal information online. If the site is not secure, it could mean that it has been tampered with. Unless you know how to identify viruses and protect yourself against virus attacks, it is something discovered by web users when it’s too late. MyCybercare will give you peace of mind with our 1-year FREE antivirus software.

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