As Europol’s 2016 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment shows, mobile malware features firmly in law enforcement investigations in 14 European countries. This is a clear indication that mobile malware is finally breaking into the public domain with regards to both the reporting and subsequent criminal investigation of mobile malware attacks.
To help people better protect their mobile devices from cybercrime, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre has developed awareness-raising material available for public download in 20 languages. It provides an overview of the threat and key vulnerabilities of the mobile devices a set of tips explains how to perform in a secure way every day activities such as downloading apps, internet banking, connection to WI-FI or how to avoid becoming a victim of mobile ransomware
The campaign is aimed at anyone who uses mobile devices, be it for personal or business purposes.
Here are a few tips:
Apps (view Infographic)
Only install apps from official app stores!
Mobile Banking (view Infographic)
Download your bank’s official mobile app and make sure you are visiting the real bank website every time!
Mobile Ransomware (view Infographic)
Back up your data frequently and keep all your apps and operating system up to date!
Web based Threats (view Infographic)
Never click on a link/attachment in an unsolicited email or SMS, delete it immediately!
TIPS AND ADVICE FOR BUSINESSES (view Infosheet)
TIPS AND ADVICE FOR PRIVATE USERS (view Infosheet)
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