Phone and computer hacking: the 5 reflexes to adopt now

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As Christmas approaches, hackers don’t give presents. Indeed, there are many scams at the end of the year and you must therefore be extra vigilant not to see your data being stolen by malicious people.

Thus, it is advisable to keep good reflexes and to always be wary of fraudulent emails or SMS. But, it is also important to stay informed about the different types of scams circulating, because scammers are constantly finding new schemes to trick their victims.

On the weekend of December 3 and 4, 2022, the André-Mignot hospital in Versailles, located in the Yvelines, was the victim of a cyberattack. Nearly 80% of the servers were thus affected, reports Actu.fr.

But beyond this hospital, it is also individuals who may be targeted in this month of December 2022. Indeed, as Cybermalveillance.gouv.fr specified on Twitter on December 21, “hundreds of security breaches “have been detected. Several of them are “critical and used by criminals”.

Thus, computers, telephones or servers can be targeted and many software can then be affected. The government site cites several, here is a non-exhaustive list:

Beyond these, many software are affected by these important security flaws. Fortunately, Cybersecurity.gouv.fr has revealed the procedure to follow to avoid being hacked.