5 Tips To Protect Yourself From Cyber Heists

Cyber Heists can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Although major financial institutions, international corporations, and cryptocurrency users all carry a major target on their back, cyber heists happen to regular individuals too. Almost everyone with a credit card has gotten a call from their bank saying that someone hacked their card and they need to wait for a new one to arrive in the mail.

When you are hit by a cyber heist, contact the Stolen Asset Recovery Network to get the global help you need. What can you do to prevent cyber heists before they happen? Start by checking out our 7 tips for more modern cybersecurity. When you’re done, here are 5 tips to prevent yourself from cyber heists:

Use Protection

Make sure you have up-to-date and reliable security software on any computers you are using. Check your privacy and system settings on your phone to make sure they are up-to-date. Wherever possible, don’t let someone else see your location or your identity online.

Update Your Software

Ever wonder why there are so many updates to your phone’s apps or your computer’s software? Sometimes they are to add new features. Most of the time they are to eliminate bugs and security issues they found in the version of the software you’re currently using. Regularly check to make sure that you are staying up-to-date.

Stick To Strong Passwords

Don’t use the same password for any two accounts, and make sure your passwords are strong. The best passwords have no rhyme or reason to them. They’re not something that anyone else could guess. So no, your Facebook password should not be “Facebook123.”

Go Offline When You Can

If you are leaving your computer for a while, take it offline. Devices that are constantly connected to the internet have a higher chance of being hacked or taken advantage of. If your device is only connected to the internet when you are using it, then you know that you can trust it.

Know What To Do If Something Happens

You should be doing everything in your power to protect yourself online and prevent cyber heists. At the end of the day, there’s only so much you can do. We know all too well that these things happen. If you are the victim of a cyber heist, contact the Stolen Asset Recovery Network immediately. We provide swift action on a global scale to combat cyber crimes and corruption.

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STARNet, which is short for Stolen Asset Recovery Network, is a global alliance of independent law firms created to provide financial institutions and governments with multi-disciplinary services across countries and jurisdictions for locating, freezing, and ultimately recovering stolen assets related to cyber heists, fraud or corruption.

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