Monday, July 25, 2016

Beware cyber scams around the Olympics

According to the Weekly Digest Bulletin issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), we should all be on the lookout for cyber scams about Rio 2016. These can come to you via fake web sites, phishing emails or SMS text messages—perhaps even by phone.

What do do? 

Stay on your toes and be wary of any message that you receive or encounter about Olympics tickets or merchandise while connected to the Internet. Remember, these can present themselves as ads on just about any web page you visit.

Only input your credit card or other personal information on web sites that you know and trust. Watch out for fake domain names containing "rio" or "rio2016" in the address bar of your web browser. Think before you click.

Inform yourself. For more details about the following types of scams, see this RSA blog entry: https://blogs.rsa.com/cyber-scams-to-beware-of-at-the-2016-summer-olympics/:

  • Fake tickets to Rio 2016 Olympics
  • You've won tickets to Rio 2016
  • Counterfeit Olympics merchandise
  • Mobile threats


No comments:

Post a Comment