Hackers Targeting Art Dealer Email Accounts

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Following the latest news, that art galleries are now being targeted by cybercriminals, with hackers breaking into art dealer email accounts to send buyers duplicated invoices, David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below.

David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: 

“Cybercriminals will take every opportunity to hijack online transactions for their own ends. So, it’s vital that we all take steps to reduce the ‘wiggle room’ available to them.  Passwords are often our first line of defence when it comes to protecting online accounts, including e-mail accounts.  Unfortunately, we often cut corners and use weak, easy-to-guess passwords, or re-use the same password across multiple accounts.

An ideal password should be at least 15 characters long and consists of a mixture of letters, numbers and symbols from the entire keyboard. If remembering passwords is too challenging, use a password manager application that will automatically handle all of this for you. In addition, you should set up two-factor authentication, especially where you use an account for financial transactions – and it never hurts to double-check the authenticity of an e-mail communication before handing over money.”



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