Japan Crisis Encourages Clickjackers

There’s nothing like an international crisis to motivate clickjackers.

The combo hit of earthquake and tsunami, therefore, provided the perfect opportunity for unscrupulous hackers who want to profit from the misery of millions.

What can you do to stop them from taking advantage of this crisis?

Don’t fall victim to their ploys.

Currently, there are lots of clickjack attacks circulating online. While they’re all over social networking sites, they’re also scattered throughout the Internet. Keeping up with them is nearly impossible. Most of these scams just want to trick you into filling out a survey or “liking” a group that you’ve never heard of. Others, however, are a little more nefarious: they send you to websites requesting monetary assistance for the people in Japan.

In other words, they’re stealing money that you want to donate to needy people.

If you have ever read this blog before, then you know how clickjacking attacks work. Use the same skills to avoid these scams:

  • Don’t follow links that promise outrageous pictures or videos
  • Don’t trust wall posts from your friends that seem out of context or character
  • Don’t let your heart get in the way of your brain

When you avoid these clickjacking scammers, you make it harder for them to profit on someone else’s misery. It also means that you can direct your time and resources at the people who need them most.

It’s times like these that you have to really pay attention to what you see on the Internet. Just remember, if it sounds unbelievable, then don’t believe it.

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