Here’s a scary statistic: phishing emails have six times the click-through rate of genuine marketing emails. Can you tell the difference between genuine and phishing emails?
Nearly all of us have received emails from someone overseas offering a large sum of money or a sketchy drug company promising to revolutionize our love life. Ah those promises! However, cybercriminals are now taking a different approach with highly personalised spear phishing attacks looking for login credentials or credit card numbers. Here we explain more….
Spear phishing is a targeted email attack in which hackers use email to masquerade as someone you know or trust to lower your defences and ask you to click on a malicious link or to supply sensitive information like passwords or bank details.
This is often as simple as copying the name of your manager from your company website, so you might get a work email from him or her, clicking on which could expose your entire network. It might also be an email from your bank or PayPal for example.
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TOP TIP: If you receive a suspicious email from someone you trust, but you’re not sure if it truly came from them, stop by their office, pick up the phone, or send them a separate email. The two minutes it takes to establish validity is absolutely worth it!
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