Cyber Crime can’t happen to me. Only important or rich people are targeted. Wrong!
Simply said, the Internet is such a big place that no one wants to target me. And even if someone would try to attack your system, there wouldn’t be too much valuable data to be stolen. Wrong!
In most cases, people who embrace this kind of thinking don’t actually want to lose time or money to address vulnerabilities and holes in their system.
The problem with this type of wishful thinking is that it doesn’t take long until a cybercriminal tries to compromise your system by using one of its vulnerabilities.
This happens because it is not about how you are, it’s only about your system protection level.
By using automated tools, online criminals probe systems to discover vulnerable computers and networks to take advantage of. Sorry to say most systems out of the box is vulnerable. They may be missing important firmware or software updates. Remember it’s not just about your personal information they are after: your Internet-connected system is also a valuable asset they can use for their malicious actions. They can use your compromised system as a bot to inflict DDos on other systems.
Even if you think there is no important personal or financial data on the system, a potential identity thief or cybercriminal can still use the little data discovered and corroborate it with other information taken from other sources in order to have a complete picture.
Why take a risk when there are so many protection products and even free tools to keep you safe from malware?
So, don’t trust the odds that tell you that you should be safe out there. It’s totally a myth!