Preheader

 

Get A Quote About Contact Us Locate Us Home Page
 


Auto Home Life & Health Business

Do you MySpace?  How about Facebook, or Twitter?  If the answer is 'yes,' be careful.

Cyber thieves are now taking advantage of online social networks and stealing personal information from their victims.  It's as simple as this: your friend posts a link on their profile that piques your curiousity. 

All you have to do is click.

You click on it, and it takes you to a legitimate looking website that asks you for your password or for personal information.  This process is known as a 'phishing attack' or 'malware.'  Once your account is compromised, it can do the same for the rest of your 'friends' on the social network.  Pretty sneaky, huh?

Or, let's suppose you're not on a social network and you come across a site that looks like a legitmiate site -oh- but wait!  You must first 'download this application in order for the webpage to load correctly.'  You think your computer has an outdated software version and you click the pop-up bar on your internet browser.  As easy as 1-2-3 these cyber criminals trick you into letting them hack into your computer and they can steal personal information.

So, although criminals prefer low-technology old-fashioned theft, there's a new breed of criminals breeding out there.  Be careful, and protect yourself from Identity Theft by avoiding these common pitfalls.  Also, double check to make sure your homeowners or renters policy carries the Identity Theft endorsement that covers costs involved in restoring your good name.

For more information on this, read the CNN.com article: Facebook, Twitter crooks just a click away
Posted 9:12 AM  View Comments

Share |


No Comments


Post a Comment
Name
Required
E-Mail
Required (Not Displayed)
Comment
Required


All comments are moderated and stripped of HTML.
Submission Validation
Required
CAPTCHA
Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code
 
Enter the Validation Code from above.
NOTICE: This blog and website are made available by the publisher for educational and informational purposes only. It is not be used as a substitute for competent insurance, legal, or tax advice from a licensed professional in your state. By using this blog site you understand that there is no broker client relationship between you and the blog and website publisher.
Blog Archive


View Mobile Version
View Our Insurance News
more...
  Tell us what you think!

Suggestions are Welcome                             
                    
Home
About Us
Get A Quote
Employee Directory
Newsletter
Refer a Friend
Privacy Policy
Auto Insurance
Home Insurance
Life & Health Insurance
Business & Commercial Insurance
Contact Us
Mailing Address
7324 Holabird Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21222
Contact Us
Ph: 410.282.4416
Fx: 410.282.1770
How Can We Help You?
or call us at
410.282.4416
Get A Quote My Policy Make a Payment Facebook Insurance Website Builder Blog RSS Facebook Blog RSS