- Index hide2 Under the name “secure networks”, Profeco and Meta seek to warn citizens about this crime through social networks.3 Through “phishing” Cybercriminals seek to attract their victims, making use of messages of WhatsApp, Messenger and SMS.
During the first months of the year, Mexico suffered just over 80 million attempted cyberattacks.
Through “phishing” Cybercriminals seek to attract their victims, making use of messages of WhatsApp, Messenger and SMS.
Social networks have been placed within the new normality as the main technology, due to the number of tasks that they allow you to perform remotely and at any time; however, given the growing number of users and time within the network, the risks have increased, which has made Profeco and Goal join forces in a campaign to prevent fraud.
Factors such as accelerated digital migration, due to the forced social distancing and the practicality that it sometimes offers through social networks and digital platforms, the number of Internet users rose considerably, so much so that it is currently estimated that Mexico already exceeds the 92 million users, which positions the country as the second in Latin America to register the largest number of Internet users, after Brazil, According to what is stated in the report of Digital report 2022.
Also, according to the report of Fortinet Guard Labs for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico suffered just over 80 billion attempted cyberattacks in the first quarter of 2022 alonea figure that reveals a higher cybersecurity risk by at least 50 percent compared to the previous year, a reason that has led skinners and users to look for new and better tools to shield their personal information and reduce risks when browsing online. the net.
Profeco and Meta anti-fraud campaign
In the last few hours, the Federal Consumer Protection (prophet) and Targetthe parent platform of Mark Zuckerberg, have launched a campaign online with the intention of warning users about the growing wave of cyberattacks promoted through social networks.
In the second stage of the campaign “Secure Networks”it is intended to inform users of platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp with a series of recommendations that help them identify possible scams or fraudulent content, this through visual materials that will provide indications to be able to proceed and report.
Did you get a message like this? 👇
Keep an eye out! Follow our security recommendations and identify these types of messages to avoid scams or fraudulent content. https://t.co/IoXYUKae1v#WhatsApp #Goal pic.twitter.com/lYfv9KP5Qq
— Prophet (@Propheco) August 16, 2022
“This second stage of the ‘Secure Networks’ campaign represents a step forward in strengthening the axis of culture, education and prevention, within the consolidation of a national cybersecurity policy, with a special focus on the perspective of the and consumers”, mentioned Pedro Rangel, deputy attorney for Telecommunications.
Phishing fraud prevention
According to what has been pointed out, the Federal Consumer Protection Office and the ecosystem created by Meta, the campaign is due to an attempted fraud through messages in SMS format or through WhatsApp with misleading job offers, false prizes or such as personal assumptions, technical service of the same application, cyber attack known as phishing.
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