You've probably heard of cybersecurity, but Personal Security Testing Campaign(PSTC) is all about protecting your own smartphones and devices. Enabling specific settings to defend you from unwanted cybercriminal attention.
89 percent of users are unaware that smartphone apps can send sensitive payment information like credit card numbers to other parties without the user's knowledge or authorization.
Why we need this?Why we need this?Why we need this?
Rather ask yourself this question why do you need personal security testing?
Today's information flow is brisk. We must enter our personal information in order to use a simple photo editing app. While giving them our personal information we oversee the need and purpose of such information. This gives the attacker what they need. INFORMATION! To be exploited.
For example, when you install a photo editing app, it will ask for access to your contacts and phone. Have you ever wondered why? Why is it necessary for a photo application to have access to your contacts?
For hackers, our ignorance is bliss! They easily gain access to our phones as a result of this, and we have no idea how the attack occurred.
How you can be a victim of Fraud or Data leak ?
Disha (not her real name), a vivacious college student who is quite active on social media and utilizes it frequently. She received a friend request, which she accepted. She received an OTP notification to Login on her phone a few days later. She logged in after entering the OTP. Her social media account was hijacked the next minute. The hacker now has access to Disha's account and is sending requests and bogus messages to random people. She is now extremely agitated and concerned about her friends' and society's perceptions of her.
Never give out your personal information to anyone
Try to keep your personal information off of social media as much as possible
Get in touch with your local law enforcement department or any cybersecurity firm
Mr. Mehta (real name changed) is a government college lecturer. He purchased something from an online store. He received a call from the company a few seconds later, asking him to give the OTP, which he did. His bank account was immediately deducted for Rs. 20,000. When he didn't receive the purchased item a few days later, he became upset. He made a phone call to the firm. He went over the situation in detail. On account of helping him they said he’ll get an OTP during the call and he’d have to share it. He followed suit, and Rs. 30,000 was deducted from his bank account. He tried calling the numbers again, but no one answered this time. Mr. Mehta was at a loss of Rs. 50,000 and was feeling cheated and frustrated.
Never give out your OTP to anyone. All banks inform their customers that bank employees would never ask for an OTP in the course of assisting them
When shopping online, always uses reputable websites. All legitimate e-commerce businesses have a route via which you may get your money refunded, an item replaced, or a returned item, among other things
Cybersecurity firms like INVESICS help you identify the criminal and save you all the hassle and worry you are going through.
We have dealt with many such cases like these and others such as cyberbullying, identity theft, cyberstalking etc.
Tips to follow when you become a victim of Cybercrime
Here are some helpful hints for dealing with certain types of cybercrime:
If you've been the victim of identity theft, you should: Change your passwords for all of your internet accounts. With a mix of upper and lowercase characters, numerals, and symbols, make it long, strong, and distinct.
Any illegal or compromised credit or charge accounts should be closed. Notify the firms that you believe someone is exploiting your identity and inquire about any illicit transactions.
Consider what additional personal information could be in risk. Depending on the sort of theft, you may need to call additional agencies.
Make a report to your local police department. A copy of the law enforcement report will be required in your banks, creditors, other businesses, credit bureaus, etc.
Why TO Choose Invesics ?
Invesics is a well-established company in the cybersecurity domain, offering cyber consultations as well as secure development, digital forensics, and other services. We have built our reputation by providing cyber consultations to a wide range of financial firms, legal entities, and political entities. We also provide personal consultations for cases such as cyberstalking, identity theft, and so on. Visit INVESICS for more details.
Based on our experience, the root of any security calamity begins with a small ignorance on some device. Personal information is leaked as a result of a small misconfigured security setting, and hackers’ profit from it.