May 22

Cyber Safety Webinar

This webinar was about safety online and how to avoid being tricked.

It showed examples of different scams they have come across, like ones telling you to upload a tool to stop viruses that put one onto your computer.

Another scam they showed was one were they would tell people to buy cute puppies but then take their money and not give them the money back. Over 40 thousand dollars has been lost to scams like this.

8.7% people get tricked by these scams and loose their money. 161 528 people have reported these scams.

One very dangerous thing that can happen to the files on a computer is when somebody hacks into the files and locks them, telling you that you have to pay them money to get back the files, and putting a time limit on it saying if you don’t pay before then that the price to get your computer back will go up.

Basically this webinar was about different ways people can be scammed or tricked online, ways to avoid them and how to identify if something is real or fake.


Posted May 22, 2018 by emmac2016 in category schoolwork

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