[4-minute read] As a recap, we have started this series by comparing basic cyber security terminologies as we compare it with COVID-19. Then we have tackled what are the on-going cyber attacks that are targeting people's fear and curiosity. To end the three-part "Coronavirus and Cyber Security" series, we are sharing how we can at least prevent to become a victim of cyber attacks that are taking advantage of the on-going pandemic situation.
[4-minute read] We have started this "Coronavirus and Cyber Security" series to reiterate why cyber security awareness is important than ever. This is to give people an idea of basic terminologies, cyber attacks created that take advantage of people's fear and curiosity and an understanding of how to prevent or protect yourself.
[4-minute read] There are a lot of news going on related to coronavirus pandemic. As a matter of fact, coronavirus is considered a "breakout" in Google trends - this means this topic has seen a tremendous increase in searches. On this version of #humanfirewalltipoftheday , we have used coronavirus to compare some of the cyber security terminologies like zero-day virus, patient zero and pandemic. These terms, although used in medical terms, are also widely used in cyber security especially during malicious software (malware) analysis.
According to DitchtheLabel, Instagram is the top social media site where young people are getting cyberbullied and harassed online. Online bullying activities can range from sending screenshots/pictures of someone to laugh at them, trolling others in a game, mocks others through sharing or liking a page or sending abusive messages to someone.
[2-minute read] According to the CEO Magazine, "Prevention is better than the cure for cybersecurity because the costs of a successful attack can be astronomical, even if it is mitigated quickly." Although this article is targeting the corporate world, this is also relatable in our personal lives. Imagine you are a victim of a phishing wherein the phisherman was able to access your bank account.