With more people on their email at home, with more time spent on their devices, and more… cybercrime will be going rampant. Targeting the headlines is one way they lay malware onto your systems. Having you tell of every city you’ve lived in gives a background for credit theft. Having you share your favorite records gives an uncanny insight into your age. Need I go on? It looks fun, but you’re giving up valuable information to thieves.
Instances of cybercrime appear to have jumped by as much as 300 percent since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the FBI. The bureau’s Internet Crime Complain Center (IC3) said last week that it’s now receiving between 3,000 and 4,000 cybersecurity complaints every day, up from the average 1,000 complaints per day the center saw before COVID-19 took hold.