Cyber-Criminals!

Your link on your website is broken.

How many of you out there have had an email like that, I bet there are many.

I will now give you a lesson about cybercrime.

Anyone can make a non existant page and claim the page is broken example:

www.cymrumarketing.com/the-best-marketing-agency-in-the-world

or

www.cymrumarketing.com/renataisthegreatestmarketerintheworld

Neither one of these pages exist and would be deemed as broken.

Hence when a client gets a similar message and a prompt to click a link to fix the issue or inspect the problem, what is going to happen?, well I will tell you you will have clicked a virus or malware that will infiltrate your device, in which they could take over your webcam, have a keylogger so every time you put a password in they would steal your credentials.

Cybercrime is on the rise and you would think the cybercriminals would have a conscience and be worried about karma paying them a visit, but obviously not as the world if full of hackers and scammers without a conscience.

My client yesterday received such a message which he sent to me. I have redacted some of the data to keep my clients information private but you will get the gist.

The link linkSniff.com may have a virus hence I have not made this link clickable and advice anyone NOT to copy and paste the link into their browser as it can open up a can of worms.

However I will give Beth Collins have her 5 minutes of fame by posting her email collins282@yahoo.com and her telephone that does not exist 0203 877 1138

Now here is a screenshot to one of my own websites that have had an attempted hack:

16 Failed Attempts, Unbelievable.

FINAL THOUGHTS.

I have a few other websites that also have similar warnings. Put it this way my sites must be hot property if whoever is doing this, wants to steal the domain names or wants to steal other data.

How can these people sleep at night knowing they have scammed someone out of money or destroyed their livelyhood?

I believe in Karma….

Stay vigilant and never click any links from anyone you do not recognise.

Stay Safe!

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Renata is a businesswoman and published author. She primarily focuses on Digital Marketing, Content Writing, Website Design, Develo[pment, SEO, and Domain Brokering.

Renata is also the Editor of 'iRenata.com', 'UK Website Designers', 'Cymru Marketing Journal', 'UK Domain Brokers' and 'Disability UK' Online Magazine.

Renata offers several services for startups and SMEs.

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