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Attention, Floridians! Warning Issued About Potential Cyberattacks

MIAMI (CBSMiami) - Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is issuing a Consumer Alert warning to Floridians about potential cyberattacks.

"With the growing tensions in Europe and new warnings out of Washington, I want to encourage all Floridians to remain diligent in their efforts to protect identities and financial information online," said Moody.

Here is how to keep safe from cyber attacks:
• Use strong passwords and do not use the same password for multiple accounts.
• Use security software, and keep it updated.
• Connect a separate bank account to use online payment apps.
• Do not click on links from unknown senders.
• Closely check a sender's email address or phone number before responding.
• Ignore and block illegal robotexts.

Click here for more tips to prevent cyberattacks and learn more about cybersecurity.

Anyone who encounters a cyberattack can also file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center at

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