Don't get Reeled in: 4 Most Common Lures of Phishing Scams 🐟🐟

 

What is phishing? Phishing is any attempt to bait a user into performing an action, while attempting to gain information like passwords, personal data or financial information.

  1. Email Phishing: Fake emails, appearing to be from a trustworthy source. These emails tend to include attachments that can load malware on your device or links that lead you yo illegitimate websites looking to gain your personal data.

  2. Phone Call (Vishing): Phone calls using recorded messages from criminals looking to scam their victims into surrendering personal information. Don’t give personal data to a caller from an unknown, or unverified phone number.

  3. Text Message (SMiShing): Text messages sent from unknown sources trying to get your to download mobile malware or visit malicious websites.

  4. USB Baiting: Cyber criminals leave USB devices laying around in hopes that someone will find it and plug it into their computers. They are used to inject malicious code or software giving the hacker access to your computer and or data.

Since 2015 the number of users that have fallen victim to phishing scams has increased tremendously. Using things like real world attack simulation campaigns and training modules are one way to help protect your business preventing future attacks. If you would like to learn more about training your users to help prevent phishing attacks, call us today.

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Amy Fabian