We’ve all been there. You’re scrolling through your Facebook feed, and an ad pops up promising to supercharge your business with some revolutionary AI-powered software. It’s a tempting offer, isn’t it? But here’s the catch…
These too-good-to-be-true ads can be a trap set by cyber criminals. They lure you in with promises of increased productivity and revenue, but what they’re really doing is tricking you into installing malware on your computer.
The moment you click on their ad and install their ‘software’, you’re handing over access to your Facebook data, including your ad budget.
You might think, ‘I wouldn’t fall for such a thing’. But let’s face it, as a business owner, you’re juggling a million things at once. It’s all too easy to fall for these sophisticated scams, especially when they’re disguised as legitimate offers.
So, how do you protect yourself, your team and your business?
Be sceptical of offers that seem too good to be true. If it sounds a dream, it probably is.
Verify ads by researching the advertiser before clicking on them.
Secure your Facebook account. Use two-factor authentication – it adds an extra layer of security by requiring you to verify your identity using a second device.
And remember, while these cyber criminals are smart, they’re not infallible. For instance, the researchers who uncovered this scheme found several Vietnamese keywords hidden within the malicious script.
Running a business is tough. It’s a constant juggling act, and adding another ball to the mix might feel overwhelming. But would you rather spend a little time now securing your account or a lot of time later dealing with the fallout of a breach?
As the saying goes, ‘prevention is better than cure’. Don’t let cyber criminals take away what you’ve built.
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