Today's breaking story on Sony Playstation's security breaches is just another warning to consumers using the internet to be on guard!
USA Today newspaper reported last week that data thieves had targetted large organisations hacking in to access their customer email addresses. Organisations recently breached included Chase Bank, Verizon and Target.
USA Today reports that in December, Honda advised hackers had stole the email addresses of over 2 million Honda owners. The idea behind the theft is to Phish to get the receivers of emails to click links, in what looks like a legitimate email, and download mailicious programs or gain access to sensitive data like banking details.
What can you do?? Keep an eye out for emails that look legitimate but aren't - items like emails from your bank telling you to click to confirm details - banks NEVER do this. If you aren't sure, don't click. If you fear you have received such an email, contact the organisation purporting to be emailing you and let them know.
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Remember to always keep your virus checking software up to date and be alert....