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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.

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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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24
May
2018

Do not get tricked: GDPR phishing e-mails

New phishing e-mails related to GDPR

The GDPR entered into force on Friday 25 May. It comprises a set of rules aimed at better protecting European citizens’ personal data. Companies that fall under the new GDPR regulations must adjust their…

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27
Apr
2018

Have you heard of smishing or fake SMS messages?

Do not get tricked by fake text messages

A new form of online fraud has appeared. SMS is increasingly being used to send messages containing fake links with the intention of defrauding people. This form of phishing has even been given a new name…

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04
Apr
2018

Beware of new phishing e-mails!

Opgelet voor nieuwe phishingmails!

CCB and CERT.be are calling for prudence: fake e-mails are once again being sent in the name of various banks. The e-mails invite you to click on a link and provide your personal details. However, these messages are not sent by the actual bank in…

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