Disaster fraud, an all-encompassing term to cover both on and offline fraud of individuals post-catastrophe, covers issues such as: price-gouging, fake charitable solicitations, contractor fraud, property insurance fraud and forgery.
In terms of Cyber-fraud, the majority of these criminal acts fall under bogus charitable solicitations, contractor fraud and forgery, although it can spill over into other areas.
Surveys and studies are beginning to produce similar disparate results, the two sides of the Atlantic have vastly diverse understandings of what it means to be cyber-safe. Not only that, but right here at home, your cyber security awareness is heavily affected by your age group, as are your computer skills, although not necessarily in the same direction.
Cyber Security and cyber knowledge, unfortunately do not come hand in hand and just because you are online 24/7, it doesn’t equate to being safer.
UK Residents More Cyber Security Savvy Than Americans
How it Goes
The Amazon Go store, apart from seeming to be a tad elitist (no food stamps accepted here, or cash for that matter) is a store of Amazon grocery products functioning without cashiers, cash or checkouts.
Buyers enter the store with their downloaded QR code, Android or iPhone, almost like logging in at Amazon.com (which is where you will need to get the QR code). With this login, Amazon gets to know who is in store, or on site.
A BEC, or man-in-the-email attacks are a type of phishing heist where a hacker pretends to be an executive and tries to get vendors, partners, employees or clients to hand over cash or private data.
On the less than funny side, the average cost of each individual cyber breach according to NetDiligences' analytics were $349,000 (up to $5.9mil for a large company) across 2018 so there is little doubt that taking on a cyber insurance policy is common sense, plus in many cases, a legal obligation.