During the Corona epidemic, people spend most of their time on smartphones and laptops. In such a situation, cyber criminals are also taking advantage of this.
Cyber criminals are also taking advantage of this.
What is Spoofing: During the Corona epidemic, people spend most of their time on smartphones and laptops. In such a situation, cyber criminals are also taking advantage of this. In the recent times, the cases of cyber crime have increased rapidly. One of these methods is website spoofing.
What is Spoofing?
By creating a fake website in website spoofing, the criminal can fraud with you with its help. To make these fake websites look real, criminals also use the name, logo, graphics and code of the original website. They can also create fake URLs, which appear in the address field at the top of the browser window. Along with this, they also copy the padlock icon given at the bottom right.
How do criminals commit this crime?
Under this, criminals send emails, containing links to these fake websites, asking you to update or confirm your account related information. This is done for the purpose of stealing sensitive information related to the account. These include your Internet Banking User ID, Password, PIN, Credit/ Debit Card/ Bank Account Number, Card Verification Value (CVV) number etc.
Safety Tips to Avoid Spoofing
- Keep in mind that the bank never sends an email to collect your personal information. If you are asked for your Internet Banking security details such as PIN, Password or Account number in an email, do not respond to it.
- Apart from this, take care of the padlock icon as well. The padlock icon is present anywhere in the browser window. For example, in Microsoft Internet Explorer, the lock icon appears at the bottom right of the browser window. Click or double click in your web browser, which will show you the security details of the website.
- Along with this, also check the URL of the webpage. When browsing the web, URLs (web page addresses) begin with “http”. However, in a secure connection, the address must begin with “https”. It is important to note the “s” given at the end.
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