From A to Z: Unmasking Cyber Threats

A is for Advanced Fee Fraud: Scammers ask victims to pay a fee upfront with the promise of a larger payout, but the promised payout never materialises. 


B is for Business Email Compromise (BEC): Scammers impersonate executives or business contacts to trick employees into transferring funds or sensitive information. 


C is for Credential Theft: Cybercriminals steal usernames and passwords to gain unauthorised access to accounts or systems. 


D is for DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) Attacks: Attackers flood a network or website with excessive traffic, causing it to become unavailable. 


E is for Email Spoofing: Scammers forge email addresses to appear as though they are from a legitimate source, often used in phishing attacks. 


F is for Fake Antivirus Software: Scammers trick users into downloading and paying for fake antivirus software, which is actually malware. 


G is for Gift Card Scams: Scammers request payment via gift cards, claiming they’re owed money or providing a service. 


H is for Hacking: Cybercriminals gain unauthorised access to computer systems, networks, or accounts. 


I is for Impersonation: Scammers pretend to be someone else, often using social engineering to deceive individuals or organisations. 


J is for Job Scams: Fraudulent job postings or work-from-home offers aimed at stealing personal information or money. 


K is for Keyloggers: Malware that records keystrokes on a computer, capturing sensitive information like passwords. 


L is for Lottery Scams: Victims are told they’ve won a lottery but must pay fees or provide personal information to claim the prize. 


M is for Malware: Malicious software that includes viruses, worms, spyware, and ransomware, among others. 


N is for Nigerian Prince Scam: A classic scam where the scammer poses as a wealthy individual seeking help to transfer a large sum of money. 


O is for Online Auction Fraud: Scammers deceive buyers or sellers on online marketplaces, taking payments without delivering goods. 


P is for Phishing: Cybercriminals use fake emails, websites, or messages to trick users into revealing sensitive information. 


Q is for QR Code Scams: Scammers replace legitimate QR codes with malicious ones that lead to phishing sites or malware downloads. 


R is for Ransomware: Malware that encrypts a victim’s data, demanding a ransom for the decryption key. 


S is for Social Engineering: Manipulating individuals into revealing confidential information, often through psychological tactics. 


T is for Tech Support Scams: Scammers pose as tech support agents and claim to fix non-existent computer issues for a fee. 


U is for Unauthorised Access: Gaining unauthorised entry to a system, network, or account. 


V is for Vishing (Voice Phishing): Scammers use phone calls to trick individuals into revealing personal or financial information. 


W is for Wire Fraud: Scammers trick individuals or businesses into making fraudulent wire transfers. 


X is for XSS (Cross-Site Scripting): An attack where malicious scripts are injected into web pages viewed by other users. 


Y is for Yield Farming Scams: Associated with cryptocurrency, scammers promise high returns but lead to financial losses. 


Z is for Zero-Day Vulnerabilities: Exploiting software vulnerabilities that are unknown to the developer or not yet patched. 


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