Posted On: November 14, 2017

How to safeguard yourself against Ransomware and other cyber crimes?

Internet and other forms of technology have penetrated nearly every aspect of our lives and this has created many positive conveniences, but there are concomitant downsides to the same as it allows criminals to perpetrate crimes and reach new victims.
Hacking, SQL injections, virus dissemination, email bombing and spamming, identity theft and credit card fraud are the most common cybercrimes amongst a myriad of options. Ransomware is a type of malware which blocks a computer or mobile device, or encrypts the data on a system, demanding money for restoration of the functionality. In some cases, the name or logo of a law enforcement agency will appear to trick the user into believing the police are involved. If you believe you are the victim of ransomware, cease all contact with the individual making the demand and contact your local or national law enforcement authorities.

How law enforcement agencies can safeguard you against cybercrimes

A thorough investigation: Once a consumer files a complaint, an analyst reviews it and forwards it to the appropriate federal, state or local agency depending on the jurisdiction. After thoroughly investigating the nature of the crime, the person is then acquainted of their options and course of action.
Acquainting you to your rights:For instance, in case of a credit card theft, the law forces the credit card company to completely reimburse you the full amount of the theft. But in case you don’t know about this particular law, you won’t be able to avail the benefits of the same. This is where a professional law firm can help you steer clear of all possible manipulators and remove any ambiguity.
Protection and law enforcement: It is absolutely vital to understand the impact and importance of law in the realm of cybercrime, especially the one you’ve been a victim of. Law advisories can help individuals enforce their rights but unfortunately, most of us have vague or very little information about the legal system and its tenets.
With that being said, precaution is better than cure and one should take these measures to safeguard themselves against cybercrimes:   1.Create a backup for everything
2.Install robust antivirus software
3.Create different passwords for every account
4.Trust no one and don’t fall victims to spam click baits
5.Steer clear of fraudulent web sites used to steal personal information
6.Safeguard your email and create a strong password
7.Don’t provide your credit card information to unauthorized websites

How consultants at Knowledgentia can help you

The legal and technical team advises clients on the issues of software piracy and other cyber-crimes. They help enforce your legitimate rights in various forums such as Domain Dispute Resolutions, Cyber Crime Cells, Cyber Appellate Tribunals as well as high courts. Their aim is to protect you.
So if you feel you are a victim of cybercrime, contact Knowledgentia consultants today.

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