“Set the most strict privacy settings. For example, hide your contact information, published posts, and information about relatives and friends from everyone except your friends. This will make it more difficult for attackers to get your data and use it in fraud using social engineering,” said experts.
Cybercriminals use fake phone numbers, fake names, and other people’s photos to get into the friend’s list. In addition, there is a high risk that when you click on a postcard, petition, or unknown link, the user is redirected to a site that requests access data to social networks and passes them to the fraudster.
“Everyone knows for sure that a request for financial assistance from a hacked page is a fraudulent technique,” reminded Roskachestvo.
Experts advise adding only really familiar people to friends, and also beware of those who ask or offer money, and if a friend makes such a request, ask him personally by phone.
“Do not send payment or other confidential information in social networks and messengers. If you have already sent your card data, find and delete these messages,” said experts.
Roskachestvo advises not to follow suspicious links sent in messages, not to use public Wi-Fi networks, set up two-factor authentication in social networks, and use complex passwords for each service, using special software generators to compile them.
“At the same time, it is extremely important to use different passwords for accounts on different resources,” said Anton Kukanov, head of the Center for Digital Expertise of Roskachestvo.