This Christmas, sales of netbooks, laptops and tablets are set to outstrip sales of conventional PCs. The increased use of portable devices is providing scammers with a perfect opportunity to target users of public Wi-Fi networks in cafes, bars, airports and train stations. A common scam is to set up an open wireless access point that is designed to look like an official hotspot such as ‘BTOpenzone’, the cybercriminals then monitor all of the traffic coming through their access point, hoovering up any sensitive details they can.
If you are connecting to a Wi-Fi network, be especially careful that you select the correct network and do not allow your device to automatically find and log into nearby Wi-Fi hotspots.
Let us know if you believe you have fallen victim to this type of scam. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org if you believe that your personal information may have been compromised, we can help!