Online security

Cyber attacks on companies and individuals are becoming more commonplace. We encourage all our customers to stay safe by keeping up to date and aware.

Attempts at fraud have increased considerably in recent years and are directed at both individuals and companies.

It is important to pay close attention to cyber security, but on this website you can find useful information that can be useful in preventing attempted fraud.

Remember, if it's too good to be true, it's probably too good to be true. Do not be fooled.

It is important to report the cases that arise to the police, e.g. at and also to your commercial bank.

More about fraud:

Further information on notifications to Íslandsbanki of alleged misconduct

A detailed summary of the police's main attempts at cyber fraud (in Icelandic)

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SAFT - Samfélag, fjölskylda og tækni (in Icelandic)

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Examples of common computer fraud and attacks

  • CEO / BEC fraud - Paid to the wrong person
  • Rent fraud, e.g. short term rental - Paid to the wrong person
  • Dating / romance scam - Paid to a person in good faith
  • Hostage-taking software (Ransomeware) - Extortion
  • Use of personal content (Public shaming) - Blackmail
  • Data leaks, e.g. leaked passwords and personal information - Abuse
  • Computer hacking - Abuse that results in fraud
  • Phishing - Abuse
  • Investor Fraud - False News
  • Stress attacks (DDos) - Vandalism

If it sounds too good to be true, it's probably too good to be true.

Computer fraud and attacks

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