Hackers are smart and clever. They're always one step ahead of their victims, like you.
Just when it's becoming second nature for you to think twice about opening a link in an email, hackers have a new way to trick you. The problem is, it's so easy to get fooled.
In fact, a Pentagon official recently clicked on a link, just like the ones you click on every day. In that case, it was a hack that affected U.S. government computer systems.
If the U.S. government fell victim to this brand new spear phishing attack, so will many other people. Have you heard Kim Komando talk about spear phishing?
Historically, a hacker sends you a link in an email. They might make the email look like it's coming from a well-known brand, such as PayPal or Apple. But, once you click on the link, their attack begins.
They might take you to a fraudulent website that looks like it's for a real company. There, they'll ask you to disclose your personal information and credit card number. They might also infect your laptop or tablet with malware.
These days, hackers are spear phishing on Facebook, Twitter and other social media networks. You won't believe these three super-easy ways you can get lured into their attacks.
Bonus: Keep reading for one simple way to protect yourself from losing all your social media posts, photos and videos.