How To Save Your Money. The Number Of Attacks On Crypto-exchanges Has Doubled
In the second quarter of 2018, hackers stole more than $100 million. At the same time the main aim of criminals is confidential data.
According to a study conducted by Positive Technology, the number of cyberattacks aimed at data theft will continue to grow. The number of low-qualified hackers continues to increase, they easily hack systems of firms that pay insufficient attention to security.
In the second quarter of 2018, several cryptocurrencies that run on the PoW algorithm, such as Bitcoin Gold, were suffered from “attack 51%”. Criminals have become 47% more likely to attack cryptocurrency exchanges, and it has resulted at more than $100 million losses.
In order to protect funds, experts advised users to be vigilant, check all attachments from e-mail using anti-virus software, work carefully with online payments. They advised not to click on links from pop-ups, not to download files from suspicious resources and unknown sources.
Also, the experts of Positive Technology recommended to use only complex passwords consisting of combinations of letters, numbers and characters, at least eight characters long and to change them every two or three months. Keep important data only on removable drives, use two-factor authentication where possible. In addition, you should not save on security, you can only work with licensed software and effective antiviruses on all devices.