Organized Crime Goes Digital

August 6, 2009

Sometimes it seems like we are always warning you about all of the risks and dangers involving your computer, primarily the internet. We don’t want to scare people away from the internet or make them too paranoid. However, it’s healthy to be a little paranoid when it comes to online computing.

Something you should be aware of is that organized crime has begun to get into cyber theft. They aren’t going after your computer, though. They are going after big companies and financial institutions. Banks, brokers, cellular providers, utility companies, and more. The list goes on. It doesn’t matter if you have accessed any of these companies over the internet or not. These companies store information about you on their servers and that’s the information that is being targeted.

If the danger is not on your computer or how you use your computer, how can you protect yourself? Keep a close watch on your credit card statements and bank accounts. You should look over all of the charges on any bill you get to make sure there aren’t any extra charges that shouldn’t be there. If you see any anomalies, report them right away.

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