Sarah from Jerusalem was surprised to see unauthorized charges of thousands of dollars on her credit card statement. With the help of her credit card companies’ security department, she discovered that hackers have stolen her credit card information by using malware installed on her smartphone. Sarah has joined the painful statistics of tens of millions of computer and smartphone users worldwide who have fallen victims to cybercrimes.
IBM President and CEO Ginni Rometty, announced this year that cybercrime is now the greatest threat to businesses as well as any smartphone or computer user.
According to information published in Cybint News in March 2018, a new cyber attack takes place every 39 seconds. The volume of fraud and information theft from private customers during 2017 increased by 23% compared with the previous year, reaching more than $ 11.7 billion. Cybercrime victims include businesses and individuals from whom account details, credit cards, and personal information are stolen, including passwords and images on the device. In many cases as part of the attack personal content is blocked or erased from the victim's' computer or smartphone, this includes - documents, contact information, emails, images etc.
Cybercrime victims are usually unaware of the attack on their device and in many cases, it takes months until the victim is aware that his device has been compromised.
Solution: Netspark Cyber
Netspark is a world leader in developing solutions for web content filtering and data security. Netspark's unique artificial intelligence technology is used on smartphones and computers providing real-time inspection and filtering of web and app content.
Netspark is now moving to the next level in protecting their users. In recent months, Netspark engineers have been working to add extended cyber protection from various attacks.
“Netspark Cyber” provides protection against Phishing attacks, which are attempts to steal sensitive information by using deceptive e-mails and websites. Phishing attacks are mostly used to steal sensitive information from the victim, this includes usernames, passwords and credit card information.
“Netspark Cyber” also provides anti-Malware protection, which prevents accidentally downloading of harmful software designed to infiltrate and damage computers or smartphones. Malware is also used by hackers to gather sensitive information, access private computer networks and to display unwanted advertising content.
The new Netspark Cyber service will be automatically activated in the next few days for all customers for free as part of the Netspark service.