It's no secret that in 2022 attackers can access your data in a variety of ways. Many people know why downloading programs on the Internet from trusted and official sources is paid, because this is how we pay for our safety and the absence of unfriendly viruses. An unverified or suspicious link or resource should always alert the user. Indeed, most often, hackers gain access to the necessary data, login or password by using phishing mailings.
Under the guise of mass mailings from well-known brands, as well as personal messages on social networks, scammers send a direct link to a website that is outwardly indistinguishable from the real one, or to a website with a redirect, after which, by deceiving a user and entering the requested data, they gain access to the account.
Example: Anton uses one mail to register on several exchanges and uses two-stage protection. He knows for sure that all accounts that are connected with finances are registered to this mail. After some time, Anton receives a letter from a website where he never registered, asking him to confirm his credentials. Anton knows that he never created any account on this website. He doesn't follow the link and deletes the email. In this case, Anton doesn’t expose his data and, accordingly, assets to security.
And if you are not sure, or do not remember the fact of registration on certain websites, pay attention to the style of the letter.
Here are the Top 3 signs of phishing emails, the content of which may alert users:
In a letter or message that was created by scammers you can note the importance of the reason why you need to enter your data. If you find such a request, it is better to log into the system directly using the official link and make sure that the requested actions are necessary.
As you can see, standard ways to protect your account may not be enough, especially when it comes to finances, so it is important to pay attention to phishing tricks and be able to recognize them!
BTC-Alpha cares about your safety. To provide it, we strongly recommend that you follow the recommendations listed above so that the fraudsters do not have a single chance to steal your data or, much worse, funds, because security begins with your own caution and awareness.