Cybercrime, or the usage of computers and networks to deny access, or stealing data, money laundering, and cyberstalking, can have a ripple and devastating effect on society. In real estate, look out for fraud, identity theft, ransomware, and distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attacks, malicious attempts to disrupt traffic and overwhelm servers. Take measures to protect yourself, by updating your antivirus, don’t download or click on anything from unknown senders, don’t give out your passwords, and file a cybercrime report.
- Cybercrimes are increasing in frequency and scope, as more activities are relying on networking.
- 360 viewing and virtual home tours allow potential criminals to view and prepare for breaking in the home.
- Real Estate Agents deal with sensitive client information, and a hack of this data could expose clients to fraud.
“Without knowing it, you might be making the preparation for a home invasion totally useless.”