Many times through the media you must have read the news of cheating through fake websites. Whether it is e-commerce, government schemes, government invoices or digital payments, a large number of people have lost their millions of rupees by visiting their fake websites in real terms.
At this time tensions between India and China have increased and in this case, there is a possibility of cyber attack from China. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), the nodal agency for cybersecurity in India, recently issued a hacking alert to government departments and various institutions in the country.
CERT-In issued advisory on COVID 19-related Phishing Attack Campaign by Malicious Actors. pic.twitter.com/x8WO3TseCM
— CERT-In (@IndianCERT) June 20, 2020
According to the agency, hackers may carry out cyber attacks in the name of COVID-19. Hackers will try to take people to the fake websites named by agencies, departments and business entities looking for financial assistance from the government and then take their personal and banking information. In such a situation, the common people need to be very alert. Today we will tell you how to identify a fake website and how to keep your payment secure.
Fraud happens in two ways
Fraud occurs in two ways through the website. Either a fake website that looks like a real website is created, or the real website is hacked. According to the cyber expert Priya chain, fake websites are easy to identify. If any conscious person is a little vigilant, then he can protect himself from fraud caused by a fake website. At the same time, it is difficult to identify whether a website has been hacked or not. Unless the information is given by the concerned company, department or organization or the hacker does not give any specific information on the website, it is difficult for the common man to detect the website being hacked.
Identify fake website like this
1. There are never two domains of the same name. So always when you visit the website, double-check the domain name. If you are being asked to pay a huge discount or pay on the website, then in such a case, check the domain name of the website. If the domain name is not correct and matches, then it is a fake website.
2. If payment is being made on a website without an OTP card, do not use that website again. Such a website is not 3D security. According to Priya chain, customers should also block their card in such a situation.
4. If you are visiting a new e-commerce website, you can also know the credibility of the website by looking at its return policy and contacting customer support.
5. Some online reviews of websites that provide services and products must be read by the customer.
6. According to the cyber expert chain, the website on which the customer is paying must be with SSL Security. That is, the lock symbol is made in front of the URL of that website or it starts with https.
Keep these things in mind too
Never use the link received on email, SMS or social media messenger for payment. They can get you to a fake website. According to the chain, many times fake websites will inform the customer about a lottery through a pop-up, ask to subscribe, ask to download some software, or the user is asked for a donation. As soon as the user puts his banking information on the fake website, he goes to the fraudster and he empties the user’s account.
When a fake website asks you to download a PDF or software and the user downloads it, then the data of the user’s system goes to the fraudster through that software. To avoid this, the user should always visit a website either through the link given on national websites or by typing the URL. At the same time, when a digital payment website is hacked, apart from the CCV and PIN, all the information already on that website goes to the hacker.