Malware (Trojans, viruses &
Malware is malicious software installed on your computer without your consent. Once there, it can record keystrokes, re-direct your browser, or display fake websites, all in an effort to impersonate your online banking transactions. Your computer can become infected with malware through documents attached to emails, links contained in emails, infected search engine results, or by clicking on links, videos, and documents on legitimate websites, particularly social networking sites.
Remember to keep your antivirus software updated and be cautious with software you download. Use an anti-spam product and treat unwanted emails with suspicion.
Spyware is a program or file that often arrives as a hidden part of “free” programmes, and it monitors what you look at on the Web before reporting back to companies who sell the information. Some can pick up everything you type. Remember to keep your antivirus program up to date and be cautious with the free software you download.
Fraudsters employ many techniques to gather personal information with which they then attempt to target the finances of their intended victim. These techniques include masquerading as a genuine entity and contacting the intended victim and tricking them into providing personal and financial details.
You should exercise extreme caution before responding to any communication, including emails and telephone calls, which ask you for such details – even if those communications are alarmist in nature.