How to Protect Yourselves and Your Business From Cybercriminals in Ukraine

by Roman Cheplyk
Friday, December 17, 2021
How to Protect Yourselves and Your Business From Cybercriminals in Ukraine

The cybersecurity industry is growing rapidly along with technologies and changes that affect the social life of mankind around the world and in particular in Ukraine

In the corporate sector, network security is clearly regulated and controlled. Businesses comply with legal requirements to comply with licenses.

In Ukraine, business is governed by the following main regulatory documents: the laws On Information and On Personal Data Protection, as well as a number of bylaws. In addition, each company has its own agreed procedures that ensure its security and reliability. One of the most important aspects of the successful work of the cybersecurity department in any company is the systematic use of data. 

Every user of telecom and internet services is potentially vulnerable. One of the most popular types of fraud is social engineering: fraudsters try to lure potential victims, if not material values, then personal data. 

Cyber hackers have a strong structure and huge budgets that allow you to hire the best professionals to perform the most complex tasks. 

The most common types of cybercrime in Ukraine are:

  • Extortion viruses;
  • Phone scammers;
  • Techniques of social engineering;
  • Unauthorized entries in the online banking of clients or internet resources for the transfer of funds;
  • Theft of funds through an ATM.

Extortion viruses

The effect of this virus is to encrypt files on your computer. After activating the virus, criminals demand that the user pay money to restore access to information.

To avoid this situation, follow these steps:

  • Check for the latest version of antivirus software;
  • Update software only from official sources;
  • Set up an effective backup and recovery system.
  • We recommend creating two backups – in cloud storage and on physical media;
  • Do not open attachments in emails from strangers. But do not forget that such a virus can be sent to you from the accounts of friends on social networks.

Phone scammers

As a rule, they call under various pretexts and try to force you to provide payment card details, bank SMS passwords, or remove limits.

Do not disclose the following details to anyone:

  • Card validity period;
  • Three-digit security code on the back of the bank card;
  • Bank SMS-password;
  • If they call about blocking your card – you should stop the conversation and make a call to the bank yourself;
  • If you have been provoked and provided details – you need to block the card immediately.

Unauthorized entries to customers' online banking

Tips to protect yourself if you suspect that fraudsters have gained access to your account via internet banking:

  • Disconnect your computer from the internet;
  • Contact the contact center;
  • Check your computer for malware;
  • Resume work with the online banking system only when you are convinced that there is no threat;
  • Change the password from the account.

It should be noted that the timely appeal to the investigative bodies facilitates the rapid and effective implementation of the pre-trial investigation and brings the perpetrators to justice.

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