Did you know Phishing currently accounts for 90% of data breaches with 30% of Phishing emails being opened? Most of the time these phishing scams can be prevented with a bit of simple know-how.
It’s important that you remain alert, vigilant and secure at all times. To prevent personal and business data loss.
Below are a few handy tips from our weekly phishing blog.
Tip 1 – Inspect the email display name
A major tactic that phishing criminals use is spoofing the display name of an email. For example, a criminal could setup an email to impersonate your bank. Such as:
On closer inspection, you will notice the domain name @mybank.co.uk. This domain name has nothing to do with your bank. This is a classic attempt of phishing.
Always check the email header. If you think its suspicious flag it and alert your IT Provider.
Tip 2 – Hover but don’t click!
Scammers love to embed malware within links in the email copy. The link looks legitimate until you click it and it’s too late. A simple trick is to simply hover you mouse over the link. And take note of the full link displayed. If the full link it looks suspicious rather flag and delete the email.
Tip 3 – Look out for personal or company detail requests
Most businesses will never ask for sensitive credentials via email. And 100% of the time banks will never request any sensitive information via mail.
Any emails requesting you to email back you login credentials is an instant red flag.
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