Denial of Service Attack
Denial of Service Attack: How it Works
If you happen to be a potential victim of a credit card fraud, you probably know that your credit card company calls you immediately if they feel there is suspicious activity on your account. But what happens if the bank can't get a hold of you because your phone lines are busy?
One of the latest technology scams is crooks using software to overwhelm your phone lines after using your card. Similar to what cyber hackers do when they want to shut down a website (flooding it with large amounts of traffic), the scammers are now able to do the same thing with phone lines. It is called Denial of Service Attack (DOS). How exactly does the DOS work?
Watch the video below to see the perfect explanation of the Denial of Service Attack:
The traffic sent to tie up your lines means hundreds of automated phone calls on your number. Whenever it happens that you actually pick up, you will hear white noise, advertisements, and any other garbage phonic background – and of course, you'll hang up.
This might be a sign that you could be a victim of the DOS Attack. This only happens when the scammers get hold of all your personal information and then start charging your account, while your bank cannot reach you for confirmation of the big transactions.
Denial of Service Attack: How to Avoid
Unfortunately, there are not many ways to avoid this except never give your personal information to anybody through online surveys, contests, or shady subscriptions.
Denial of Service Attack: How To Report
Warn your family and friends about the Denial of Service Attack by sharing this article on social media here, using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the incident to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below: