Cybercrime has been increased because More people are attracted towards social media and cybercriminals got a hunting place to trap people. School childrens,womens are more targeted by these criminals and now more people are realising that their friend on social may not actually be their friend. Social media contains a rich amount of valuable personal data, which are in the bullseye of hackers’ interests.
Facebook founder account itself was not secured when its account was hacked twice in 2011.Another big example is there when linkedin was also hacked twice,last one in 2016.As these sites where we believe to give our personal information and if these are hacked,so what misuse these cyber criminals can do with these information,we can’t even imagine.Similar story happened in london where fake social media profiles send malware named PupyRAT to employees via social media and hacked all employees devices.
It just we can’t think what cyber criminals can do at social media,We can just take steps to protect yourself on these sites and firstly its is not like to stop using it,it just to be aware about the effective ways to secure social media.
Activate two-factor authentication–
According to need the effective way for safety of social accounts is two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication means the users have to input a verification code sent directly to their mobile phone through SMS text message on a the number given by users and they have to login with the correct username and password.
Have a strong and Different passwords on different social media accounts–
This is best step you can take to secure your accounts by having a strong passwords with the use of different characters,alphabets as hackers found it difficult to crack it .As most people use same passwords for all accounts and it become easy to hack all accounts.
Check website before filing login details-
Many fake websites are made by the cyber criminals with same details and style and people fill their login credentials into and got hacked.Before filling your login credentials check the url of the website always,if you found spamming don’t login.
Use a unique email for social media
Always use different emails for social media and business use. As your accounts is been hacked,the attackers won’t get ur business related information from the social media emails.So it’s better to have different emails.
Change passwords within a week and verify with links sent to email
As regularly changing passwords also secures your account and also verify your accounts by the links sent by the social media like facebook,twitter etc for security reasons.
But still if you faced any problems or become a victim of cyber crime.You don’t need to worry ,As Indian cyber army a non profit organization working for 6 years to help people against cyber crime.
Thousands of cyber crime have been solved by Indian cyber army.For the safety of people Indian cyber army has started its cyber crime helpline number +91-99 6860 0000.If you need any help just contact at our helpline number or visit our website.