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28
Sep
2018

Explore our new awareness-raising campaign!

October: cyber security month

In the context of European Cyber Security Month, for the 4th time we (Centre for Cyber Security Belgium and the Cyber Security Coalition) are launching an awareness-raising campaign about cyber security. This time we want to encourage internet…

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12
Sep
2018

2017 Campaign is a huge success

In October 2017, the CCB launched a campaign via Safeonweb.be to warn people about the danger of phishing messages. An e-mail address was also created where people were able to send suspicious messages to, i.e. [email protected]

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27
Aug
2018

CERT.be issues warning for new phenomenon: cryptojacking

Over the past months we noticed a new phenomenon: cryptojacking. We noticed both an increase in the number of infections and their complexity. The number of detected coinminers in end-users increased by 8,500 percent in 2017. At this rate, we…

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17
Jul
2018

Don't be caught by blackmailers who threaten to publish images of a sexual nature.

Lately we've received several notifications of “sextortion”. Sextortion is a form of blackmail whereby blackmailers threaten to spread images of a sexual nature of the victim, if he/she does not pay. In the notifications we received, the victims…

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05
Jul
2018

Is there any Wi-Fi?

Go online safely and enjoy a carefree holiday

Is there any Wi-Fi?, is a frequently asked question when looking for a nice holiday destination. Because we want to enjoy the advantages of the internet when we are on holiday as well. Don't let a bad internet experience ruin your holiday. Some…

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02
Jul
2018

Cybersimpel.be warns for malware via Facebook Messenger

Cybersimpel.be warns for malware (malicious software) via Facebook Messenger. The virus is spread through a false message which has supposedly come from a friend. It looks like that friend is sending you a message with your name, followed by two…

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11
Jun
2018

Febelfin roept burgers op om hun bancaire codes niet te delen via e-mail, telefoon of sociale media

Febelfin calls on citizens not to share their banking codes via e-mail, telephone or social media

Significant increase in the number of cases of internet banking fraud in the first quarter of 2018

1,361 cases of fraud via internet banking were reported in the first quarter of 2018. Almost all of those cases were the result of phishing…

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30
May
2018

Cyber criminals use special characters to disguise their URLs

Phishing, or online scamming using fake e-mails, websites or messages, is nothing new. However, cybercriminals are now getting more and more creative in order to make us believe that a message is real.

s or ṣ

For example, they use…

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30
May
2018

Is it your favourite theme park's anniversary? Is your trusted supermarket giving away a discount coupon via WhatsApp? Can you score free plane tickets?

Is it your favourite theme park's anniversary? Is your trusted supermarket giving away a discount coupon via WhatsApp? Can you score free plane tickets?

Think twice before responding to such messages. Every day, all over the world, fake messages are circulated with the intention of getting you to click on them. This week, many amusement park lovers were tricked by a fake message that purported to…

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