Phishing attacks are among the most widespread crimes in the global network. Every day hundreds of large companies across the world as well as their clients undergo the phishing attacks of different levels. However, the companies do not lag behind the time: right after the phishers have developed new types of attacks, the business reacts with a new safeguard system implication in order to protect the personal details of their clients, thus they attract the experts on strengthening the electronic mail defense. In their turn, the clients also attempt to get secured from the flow of unauthorized posting and create strict rules for operating with electronic mail.
Nevertheless, the "arms race" between the companies and their clients on the one hand and phishing fraudsters on the other, is not the most reasonable and simple solution. Consolidation of company's and customers' efforts is most effective and rational. Companies ought to actively inform their clients about the possibility of using a set of measures aiming to minimize the risks of the phishing attacks.
InstaForex recommends the basic rules for its clients, following which, it will be possible to secure the funds and trading from the scam of third parties:
make sure that your computer is not infected by the malicious software. The work of viruses and malware is often directed to transmition of the confidential information to third parties. Install anti-virus program and update software regularly;
under no circumstances should you provide the information containing your password to somebody, including InstaForex employees. InstaForex staff members never require giving them the password of your trading account;
install and exploit personal firewall. This will guard you against an unauthorized access to the information on your computer;
if you suspect that somebody is aware of your login and password, change the password in your cabinet or refer to the support service of InstaForex Company;
never open suspicious files sent to you by e-mail;
before entering your login and password, assure that you have connected to secured area of instaforex.com, in the address line you will see https://secure.instaforex.com/en/account.aspx;
never follow the questionable links contained in the electronic letters allegedly from InstaForex, even if the address may seem similar to the emails of real InstaForex pages;
never answer the email which were supposedly send by InstaForex Company with an offer to receive bonus, prize or any other reward and to prove the login and the password for your trading account.