I had a call today that did everything in the world to get me to say “YES”
They were persistent, then rude, then eventually hung up. Once you say the “yes” word, they record it and use for authorization to purchase items or sell it to the black market.
I can’t say enough about the danger of these scams, phone scams, email, phishing etc.
Researchers at the security firm Kaspersky on Tuesday described an unprecedented case of wholesale bank fraud, one that essentially hijacked a bank’s entire internet footprint. At 1 pm on October 22 of last year, the researchers say, hackers changed the Domain Name System registrations of all 36 of the bank’s online properties, commandeering the bank’s desktop and mobile website domains to take users to phishing sites. In practice, that meant the hackers could steal login credentials at sites hosted at the bank’s legitimate web addresses. Kaspersky researchers believe the hackers may have even simultaneously redirected all transactions at ATMs or point-of-sale systems to their own servers, collecting the credit card details of anyone who used their card that Saturday afternoon.
“Absolutely all of the bank’s online operations were under the attackers’ control for five to six hours,”…
Get informed, get protected. The price you pay may be more than you can afford, mentally as well.