Cyber theft is when your financial or personal information is stolen via computers.
Cyber thieves can target both corporations and individuals. One cyber theft example happened back in 2013, when Target announced that cyber thieves stole the credit and debit card information of nearly 40 million Target shoppers nationwide.
How does that happen, you think? Target is one of the biggest retailers in the world, and still fell susceptible to cyber theft. It’s because cyber thieves are sophisticated. They can breach security measures and intercept data.
But – that doesn’t mean you should be scared to use your credit or debit card information. All it means is you need to be smart when it comes to your financials and personal info.
Anti-malware solutions that combine signature-based detection, proactive heuristic analysis and cloud-assisted technologies can help to secure your devices and data against both recognised Trojans and new or emerging cyber threats.