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Older adults are the main victims of cybercriminals

Older adults are the main victims of cybercriminals

It never goes without saying that no one, Absolutely no one is exempt from suffering a cyber attackand who believes that only businessmen, politicians, journalists and activists are potential targets of cyber hackers you are very wrong. It is important that all people know that they can be victims so that when browsing Internet do it carefully.

Recently, older adults have become the favorite prey of cyber hackers, as reported by the Cyber ​​Police of the Secretariat of Citizen Security (SSC) of Mexico City, because they are usually people who are not familiar with information technologies.

On average, three older adults in CDMX report cyber incidents such as fraud, harassment, extortion and identity theft, before the Cyber ​​Police Unit of the SSC. Given this, the authorities identified the modus operandi of cyber hackers.

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According to a statement, cybercriminals perform social engineering to interact with potential victims and obtain personal, financial, or username and password information. Mainly the attackers pretend to be relatives in a hurry to deceive the victim.