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Why Do Cyber Criminals Want to Get Into Your Inbox?

A big part of the life of ordinary people takes place online. No doubt, it’s hard to argue with that. Every day we transmit and receive hundreds of personal information using various Internet means of communication such as messengers, emails, etc.

However, we hardly talk about the security of these methods. It’s bizarre. We remember this when we see news reports about another mass leak of information to the public, including personal correspondence, photos, and so on. Only then we start to do our best to protect ourselves and the essential data from prying eyes.

Do you think that we follow the right approach? Maybe, is it better to initially understand the issues of cybercrime and protect ourselves from possible hacker attacks using the best Best Data Privacy Tool?

Let’s get all this straightened out!

The real threat of cybercrime

If you think that hacker attacks are aimed only at celebrities, too extort a sum of money for nude photos, then you mistake. The average person is a tasty target for scammers on the Internet. In addition to personal correspondence and photos, you probably make purchases over the Internet, enter your Bank card details, and put electronic signatures on documents. This data is like a red rag for a bull. Although in our case – what the scammers would like to get for profit.

Cyber criminals hack into your private life and copy everything from it: photos, videos, and correspondence. In reality, everything. The saddest thing is that hackers are seldom found and never punished. It is impossible to track hacker attacks and information leaks. We know about them only after the attack.

There is a disappointing statistic that every year, about 3,000 companies in the US suffer from cyber attacks. This number includes large corporations and small companies as well. The stolen data included credit card numbers, money from personal accounts, business data from companies, and more. 

Unfortunately, this confirms that each of us is exposed to danger on the Internet. It is much easier to get access to the individual user data than to the data of mega-corporations.

Moreover, the global economy is losing about $ 400 billion annually due to increasing cybercrime. Now many are thinking about fighting such a phenomenon as cybersecurity.

The purpose of cyber criminals

With the advent of the Internet, stealing the necessary information has become even easier than in real life. In online mode, we are all at a glance. Cybercriminals can target almost everyone.

As a rule, cybercrimes are committed by individuals or small groups. It is done for security and privacy reasons: the fewer people know, the more likely they reach success.

Emails take the main blow in matters of cyber crime. After all, using them, people exchange various private files with each other. And as you can understand, such files are not intended for prying eyes.

Cyber threats of 2020

Here is a list of what cyber criminals are looking for in your inbox:

  • Personal correspondence. Do you agree that your chatting includes not only funny pictures and short stories from everyday routine? Of course, not. Sometimes, these are conversations where you discuss important issues with your partners or colleagues related to your work or business.

Don’t miss the main biggest data privacy business risks associated with Internet security.

  • Documents. Today, email is a convenient file sharing tool that allows exchanging a large number of files and documents quickly and without losing the original quality.
  • Photos. As a rule, scammers hunt for racy nude photos. Then, they can blackmail the owner of the images and demand a monetary reward for their return.
  • Contacts. Your contact list is a godsend for a fraudster. After all, in addition to you, he can blackmail your interlocutor. Or find a new victim for a hacker attack.
  • Invoices, scanned IDs, and insurances. It is convenient to have a scanned photo of your ID or insurance in your mailbox. This allows you to avoid carrying a lot of documents that you may need at any time. But it is an unsafe method of data storage.
  • Passwords, credit card pin. If you save your password on your inbox, you are at risk. Since the fraudster has already gained access to it, he automatically has gained access to all passwords and pins. Therefore, storing passwords in more secure places and not using this method of storage is better.
  • Plans. If cyber criminals get access to your data, they will know your daily schedule and upcoming plans. In the worst case, one day, you can return to your apartment, which will be robbed in offline mode.

Not so funny, isn’t it? 

How to fight against cyber criminals?

Everything is not as scary and sad as it may seem at first glance. Each of us has a chance to save our data. It’s just a question of desire. Of course, you can use advanced passwords for your mailboxes, enable VPN, or create temporary emails. However, how convenient is this? The question is rhetorical and should not be answered.

It is much better to initially choose a convenient mailbox that will be protected by a reliable encryption method, and that will not endanger you and your data.

Cyber threats protection

Do you remember the advantages of a decentralized network? Such a system can be a great solution that includes everything you need. Utopia is an anonymous, free, and universal Internet space that is built on the principle of a peer-to-peer network. This method assumes that there is no single server for storing information. Instead, Utopia creates a separate server for each user. Thus, a client is both a server and a user at the same time. It is much safer.

Utopia includes instant messenger, email service, anonymous browser, crypto wallet and much more. All this is built on the principle of uNS technology. There is no censorship and freedom of speech is valued.

To protect all data from your inbox, you can use email of the ecosystem:

  • uMail is an ecosystem mail service that transmits encrypted email messages. Each of them is encrypted by a sophisticated encryption method based on the high-speed Elliptic Curve25519 and 256-bit AES

Here, only the sender and recipient have access to messages. They can decrypt it using the private key that Banana generates during anonymous registration. It consists of an infinite number of characters, so it is impossible to pick it up.

Each message can include files and documents of any size and format. This can be either text documents or confidential data.

Conclusion

If you do not want to become another victim of cyber criminals, think about Internet security now and save your personal data.

Rely on the advanced method of Internet security to fight against any hacker attack!

Stay strong!

6 COMMENTS
Jill
1 year ago

Cool article! I faced the problem of cyber threats on my example. I used to think that this is a fairy tale, and no one can hack you or get any of your data. But this is not quite true.
One day, I found my gmail hacked. Dozens of my friends received spam from my email address. Plus, all my personal information was copied. Unfortunately, no one was going to be responsible for this.

Matthew Turner
1 year ago

Good afternoon, Jill! We are happy that you’ve liked our article. We’ve heard lots of the same stories about cyberattacks. So, the first point of creating Utopia ecosystem was to give people the chance to protect their data from such cybercriminals. Do we hope that you have already used uMail? This is a highly encrypted tool that replaces the traditional email. It protects each message and doesn’t allow third parties to get into your inbox.

Jade
1 year ago

Thank you for the article, but I have a question for the author: Tell me, please, for what reason is the inbox hacking possible? If we talk about ordinary users, not huge companies – all because of an insecure password? Or are there any other reasons?

Matthew Turner
1 year ago

Good afternoon, Jade! Thank you for your question. You are partially right. The first reason is bad passwords. The second one is the unsecure privacy tool that you use for daily communication. Such a tool is based on a simple encryption method and cannot provide all-round protection of your data. Moreover, many of them cooperate with the state or with advertising agencies. The first wants to control you, and the second wants to set up ads based on your interests.

Derek
1 year ago

Hi! Thanks for the article. However, I still don’t understand what motivates cyber criminals to commit such actions? Is it a thirst for easy money? After all, with their mindset, they can earn much more by developing different programs in IT.

Matthew Turner
1 year ago

Hello, Derek! Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, you are right. It is easy money that attracts cybercriminals to carry out attacks. According to the provided study by Palo Alto Networks “Flipping the Economics of Attacks”, about 67% of the criminals confirmed that the main motive was a high fee. Here we are talking about tens of thousands of dollars that can be earned within a few hours.

Collin
1 year ago

Yeah! Good topic for discussion. I like so much cybercrime quotes. The best one for me is Stephane Nappo’s quote: “Threat is a mirror of security gaps. Cyber-threat is mainly a reflection of our weaknesses. An accurate vision of digital and behavioral gaps is crucial for a consistent cyber-resilience.”
He’s definitely right. All of our problems are security flaws in the systems we use to access the Internet daily.

Matthew Turner
1 year ago

Hi, Collin! We share your point of view on this issue. The main problem with information leaks and cyber attacks is inaccuracies in the security of the systems we use. Therefore it is necessary to carefully choose a private tool for protected access to the Internet.

Liza
11 months ago

It’s nice to read articles like this and know that there are people concerned about cyber security in 2020, not just the pandemic. I accidentally came across your fansite. Are you the developers of Utopia P2P Network?

Matthew Turner
11 months ago

Good afternoon, Liza! We are the team of supporters of Utopia P2P Ecosystem. We are just a fan team that has created the space for all Utopia fans and users. Here, we discuss Internet security’s main topics, speak about how to protect yourself in the net, what are the best methods of storage data, etc. You also can part of our team and try to use Utopia as the primary tool to work within the Internet.

Morgan
10 months ago

Hah! Funny picture! It reflects the current situation with cybercriminals in the world. For some reason, we are used to protecting ourselves only in offline mode. But how many threats do the online pose? It seems to me that the Internet is such a deep abyss where you can find everything. And bad for us, no matter how we protect ourselves, if someone needs our data, they will get it.

Matthew Turner
10 months ago

Hello, Morgan! Thanks! We create images for each of our articles. This is how we see this threat and our struggle.

Unfortunately, you are partly right. The Internet is a very dangerous platform with a lot of threats inside. However, don’t be so pessimistic. In the 21st century, you can protect yourself on the topic of cybercriminals attacks. Have you tried to use such a private tool as Utopia P2P Ecosystem? It includes a built-in messenger, email, browser, wallet, and much more. Above all, for protection, it was used as a sophisticated encryption method of the Elliptic core and 256-bit AES.

Sounds good, right?

Velvet
10 months ago

Thanks for the article. You’ve raised a tricky issue. But what to do if my email is hacked? Could you give me a plan for my actions in this situation? I don’t think the police will help me, it’s complicated to track.

Matthew Turner
10 months ago

Good afternoon, Velvet! Thank you for your question. Today, there are several working ways out of this situation. The first thing is to change your password. Then, warn your friends about the hack. After that, you should change the email service that you use to a more secure one. You can try uMail for this.

John
10 months ago

Hi! It’s quite a super cool theme. I think that such a topic should be the first to consider when choosing the email service. Recently, I’ve used such a service as Gmail. I have no questions about the speed of work and convenience. But there are a lot of questions about security as well as to Google itself. As everybody knows, Google is one of the famous cyber criminals. It collects all our data and correspondence. So, how to live in such a world of cyber insecurity?

Matthew Turner
10 months ago

Hello, John! We are happy to know that you’ve liked our article. You are right. Google has recently shown only its worst side in matters of security. Therefore, now more than ever, it is worth thinking seriously about cybersecurity and paying attention to other means of protection in the world wide web.

Chris
10 months ago

Great thoughts! Cyber threats are the first that we should think about today. The surface web is not as harmless as a place we thought it would be. Thousands of people are subjected to cyber attacks every year. Unfortunately, there is almost nothing you can do with this. After all, states, commercial agencies, providers, etc., are in cahoots with fraudsters. So if we don’t start to protect ourselves, it’s unlikely that others will do this.

Matthew Turner
10 months ago

Good afternoon, Chris! Thank you for your support of our ideas. We also tire to use unprotected and insecure means of communication. Gmail, Yahoo, etc. All these variants should be in the past. They don’t protect us anymore.

Dora
10 months ago

Not bad. There are several good moments I’ve appreciated so much:) But how do you think it is possible to fight against cybercriminals without VPN, decentralized networks, or Utopia P2P?

Matthew Turner
10 months ago

Hello, Dora! Thanks a lot. We are happy to know that you’ve liked our thoughts. To be honest, we don’t see any other way to protect against cybercriminals other than using Utopia. No other method of protection can ensure 100% security as the ecosystem does. You can install Utopia and test it the specific period and share your thoughts with us.

Den
10 months ago

Wow! I didn’t think that cyber attack is such a serious topic. It turns out that almost anyone can easily access my data. Even my granny. I’m so sad. After all, we are very careless about our correspondence.

Matthew Turner
10 months ago

Good afternoon, Den! Unfortunately, it is a serious topic to discuss. In the 21st century, we are a lucky target for any cybercriminals. Every day, dozens of people are attacked: fraudsters copy their data, hack emails, blackmail, and much more. So, it is important to think about security on the Internet.

Vera
10 months ago

The world has really gone mad. Danger is everywhere. Even the Internet can’t protect us.

Matthew Turner
10 months ago

Hello, Vera. The media world has changed and now there is nothing safety in it.

Poll
9 months ago

Such a curious article. It is obligatory to read for all sane people who care about their safety in online mode. I haven’t tried Utopia before, but it seems this is the only one really protected tool.

Matthew Turner
9 months ago

Hello, Poll. Thank you for your support. Please, leave your feedback when you implement Utopia into your daily Internet work. We are interested in how you could appreciate it.

Kelly
9 months ago

God bless you! But one more question: How famous cyber criminals were caught? There are many articles about cybercriminals, what they want to get from you, etc. But what about their responsibility for the attacks?

Matthew Turner
9 months ago

Hello, Kelly! Thanks a lot. Unfortunately, you cannot find true information about punishing hackers. All we know is a criminal liability – a prison sentence. The length of the punishment depends on the characteristics of the attack and the country of its commission.

Jerry
9 months ago

Not so funny topic. People don’t want to take this issue seriously. All my friends are sure that cyber attacks are plots for Hollywood movies and that such a problem will not happen in reality. However, I’m not so optimistic. I’m thinking about changing the Internet services now.

Matthew Turner
9 months ago

Good afternoon, Jerry! Now, you are in the right space. We understand you like no other. This fansite has been created specifically for those who are concerned about their safety in the Internet space.

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