The BBC have released a video in which Cyber Security experts share what they think the biggest risks are for internet users, and their top tip to stay safe from the risk.
The video can be seen on the BBC website.
In the video, the risk of phishing emails was a prominent focus of warning the experts. This falls in line with Warwickshire’s Cyber Crime Survey, which found that 56% of the county residents had been targeted by this type of online crime.
For these crimes, the advice of the experts was to set up two different email accounts – one for highly important information, such as online banking details, and another for more general online activities, such as any newsletters or social media accounts you may be signed up to.
Further advice for users concerned about emails was to hover over any link within a message it is asking you to click on, and check the address it shows matches what the email is asking you about, rather than a random collection of numbers, or an unknown source.
For more information about our work, please visit www.safeinwarwickshire.com/cybercrime
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