Juggle phishing SMS GMX as the sender before

many users in Germany will currently fake SMS. These specify the Freemailing provider to GMX, which however is not true. Cybercriminals spread these short messages in order to spy on user names and passwords for the client’s E-Mail account, such as Botfrei, a service of eco – Association of the Internet industry E.v. warns .

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a note that here the cybercriminals are at work, including the spelling error in the SMS text should provide Botfrei according to: “your account has not been approved in the testing process, to avoid the suspension you login in to your account: hxxp://anmelden.gmx-dc.com/”.

 Peter Meyer, head of cyber security services in the eco - Association of the Internet industry E.v. (image: eco) Peter Meyer, head of cyber security services in the eco – Association of the Internet industry E.v. (image: eco)

“All users of such services should be critical and closely examine such requests”, warns Peter Meyer. He is head of cyber security services in the eco – Association of the Internet industry E.v. and is responsible for the anti-botnet advice centre Botfrei. “Users should never click on a link that somehow suspicious come before them”. In addition to the loss of personal data, the risk of infection threatens with malicious software.

“Cybercriminals focus increasingly on Smartphone users, as shown in the current wave of phishing”, says Meyer. Users of SMS reach beyond directly out to the fake site with the prompt to enter your login information here. “The best protection is an attentive user who just delete such messages at least doubts before spam or phishing SMS”, says Meyer. Security is also a 2-factor authentication, which is offered by more and more online services. Users should, where it goes, opt for this double verification method.

Botfrei advises users, the victim of a phishing attack, to promptly change in their real user account login and password. In addition, they should take care that the cyber criminals in the meantime have set up redirects. Users should also check whether they use the combination of email address and password in other online services. Where appropriate they should also at Facebook or in shops such as Amazon change their login data. DISPLAY

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