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Phishing: basic rules of counteraction

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Phishing is one of the most common types of cyberattacks. It is used to steal user account data, money from cards, etc.

Phishing is a type of online fraud aimed at gaining access to confidential user data for further use for criminal purposes. In particular, it may include stealing personal data for blackmail, hacking accounts and spreading false information, stealing money from cards, etc.

How to protect yourself from phishing:

  • Do not disclose passwords or keep them in notes or on paper near your workstation
  • Use strong passwords
  • Use different passwords for different accounts
  • Use two-factor authentication
  • In phone conversations or correspondence, do not share login credentials for any accounts or applications
  • Do not leave sensitive data on insecure sites
  • Do not download files (including software, audio and video content, etc.) from unofficial sources, do not open them
  • Do not click on links in messages and emails from strangers
  • Do not enter personal data during Internet sessions on public and unsecured networks

Source: State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine

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