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“They Want to Hack and Compromise You”: What Do You Know about Internet Safety?

Take a CABAR.asia quiz and learn how well you know how to protect yourself on the internet and what to do if you were hacked.

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During the coronavirus pandemic, everything has gone online, and many companies chose to work remotely. At the same time, the number of frauds on the internet, speculations about Covid-19 and hacked accounts of social media users have been increased. 

On July 10, the activist from Kyrgyzstan, Urmat Dzhanybaev, said that his Facebook account was hacked. Moreover, similar cases of hacking and attempted hacks have been reported by other Kyrgyzstanis, including journalists and activists.

In addition to changing or removing the account, now hackers can get access to work information, private photos, videos, as well as messages. They can use all them for blackmailing or pressure on users.

On July 17, the Twitter technical support reported 130 accounts were hacked, including accounts of celebrities, businessmen, politicians. You may wish to feel yourselves in their shoes and take a quiz to learn what you know about internet safety. 

However, keep mind that it’s not only celebrities and public persons are being hacked. Any user can become a victim of swindlers. How well do you know how to protect yourself on the internet and what to do if you were hacked? 

Main photo: globalknowledge.com

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