In the last few years, we have presented a number of posts on cybersecurity threats. Today, we focus on cybersecurity threats aimed at students. This is a growing problem.
Problems and Advice: Cybersecurity Threats Aimed at Students
Cybersecurity threats do not just occur with adults. More and more, younger people are vulnerable.
Surveys suggest that students represent the most vulnerable group at risk of cybersecurity threats. They spend most of the day on the Web. Thus, they must know where danger may come from. In the infographic below, you will find the most frequent scam types that students come across during their online studies. And how to keep yourself safe.
To put it simply, when registering on your educational platform, you must provide all sorts of sensitive information. If your account gets cracked, your identity may get stolen by someone else. From that moment, they use your data to access and register for other resources. It is mostly done to make payments without your consent or steal money from your credit card. But other more sophisticated fraud methods also exist.
Even worse for you (and better for cybercriminals) — .social networks. Many Web sites allow you to log in through Facebook or Google accounts. Thus, access to your social media opens the gate to hundreds of other resources. In 2021, half a billion Facebook accounts got hacked. Twitter users face such problems, too.
Now, check out the detailed infographic.