Phishing needs no introduction; you'd be hard pressed to find someone who couldn't at least give a brief description of what it is. While technical knowledge would undoubtedly differ person to person,the overwhelming consensus would be that phishing is universally considered to be a bad thing. The FBI has been tracking its impact, and the Department of Homeland Security is taking an active interest. When we consider phishing attacks in the corporate world, we must assess the myriad of risks that phishing attacks can bring to bear on the business.
Just when we think we've seen it all, we block a clever but dangerous phishing technique like this one. We call this "Phishception" because, like the layered storyline of the movie "Inception", here the phish is found nested within another phishing email.
Organizations of all sizes and across all industries are phishing targets. These attacks can be sophisticated and often difficult to identify. What can you do to avoid being the victim of a phishing attack? We've put together 5 quick tips that will help you avoid becoming the next victim for these cybercriminals. Share these tips on your social networks so we can stop the scammers, once and for all.
How to Spot a Fraudulent Email
How fraudulent is this email? Let us count the ways! It looks harmless and seems to be from your payroll company, kindly alerting you about insufficient funds. The email sender is “Intuit Payroll Services”, and the email bears the Intuit logo and company trademark notes. Maybe there is more information in the attachment... Wait, don’t open that!
Before people put locks on doors - there was the day before people put locks on doors. ‘The day before’ likely ended up with more than a few household goods getting crated off down the street.
Email phishing attacks continue to be the most prevalent way cyber criminals are stealing credentials, launching malware, and breaching computer networks. Email is almost always the point of entry. The FBI calls these attempts Business Email Compromise (BEC) and they account for more than a billion dollars in losses for U.S. businesses each year.
Topics: email security