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Cybersecurity gurus have an important rule: “Don’t click on links you’re not 100% sure about.”

In 4 words:  DON’T CLICK THE LINK!

Even one wrong click can cause big problems.

Let me tell you a story that shows why.

Hours And Hours Of Work… GONE

A company that made YouTube videos got an email offering to sponsor their channel.

The first email seemed OK.

But the next email had a file attached.

Someone at the company clicked on the file.

That was a trick by a hacker!

The file put sneaky software on their computer.

The software let the hacker log into the company’s YouTube account, pretending to be them.

Then the hacker deleted all their YouTube channels!

So how did it happen?

When you log into a website, your computer gets a special cookie that says “This is me!”

It lets you stay logged in for a while.

The hacker’s software stole that cookie.

So it could log in as if it was the company, without needing their password.

Here’s what the end-user should’ve done:

1. Don’t click on attachments from anyone you’re not 100% sure about. Files like .zip, .exe and .doc often hide sneaky software.

2. If you do click something bad, tell your IT team right away! They can fix it before too much damage happens.

3. Don’t let lower-level staff access really important stuff. The marketing person shouldn’t have been able to delete YouTube channels!

4. Use security software that watches for weird logins and stops hacker cookies.

So remember – don’t click if you’re not sure what will happen!

Links and files from strangers can unleash a hacker attack.

Stay safe by thinking before you click.

Ask someone you trust if an email seems fishy.

And leave web security to the experts as much as you can!

Watch DS Tech’s video about this story.