Tag Archive: protecting data

globe2With the alarming increase of internet users, China is carrying the burden of coming up with effective methods in protecting, not only the users, but the government computer systems as well.

Digital communities are being active in the internet thus the growth of threats online. About 2,000 Chinese websites were traced as the root of more than 50,000 online attacks in the United States from March to May last year. This figure has caused an alarm to China’s cybersecurity monitoring agency thus its mission to make the country a forerunner in promoting a healthy interconnected world instead of just being mere participants. Refining the laws on internet security is expected to protect the country from becoming a target of various terrorism attacks that origin from internet threats.

Source: China Daily

The Psychology of Phishing

Screen-exclamationA new study conducted by a group of students from University at Buffalo aims to explain the psychology of phishing and why do people keep on falling for it.

The study showed that the people who fall for phishing scams are not basically ignorant about technology. The victims are usually those who immediately accept friend requests in Facebook, who click on links right away and sometimes, those who just want to help.

Experts warn online users that most of these scammers are run by huge gangs who are pertinent information such as password, bank details and money. The study also proved that women are more vulnerable to such scams than men.

Source: New States Man