Cyber Alert: Spear Phishing

By: Mary Yoon
By: Mary Yoon
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The emails look real and that's what online scammers wants you to believe. Now, online crooks are trying to steal personal and financial information from information we post on our personal blogs.

They are usually targeting social networking sites like facebook, myspace or xanga.com. They find a way to hook you in by sending you a message on a subject or thing you might be interested in. In the message they might ask you for personal or bank information. When you click on it, scammers may be able to access important information.

Some safety tips include making sure your computer has the latest spyware and virus programs that are up to date. Also, make sure you check the URL or web address in the message. Often if they conflict, you'll know it's fake. And never give out personal information online!


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