Protect Your Data from Phishing Attack
Cybercrimes and phishing are on the rise. IT administrators are getting inundated with issues related to phishing emails. 90% of ransomware attacks originate from phishing attempts and it is getting worse every year.
|Fake Email Address||You might recognize the first part of the email address but the last part (after the “@” symbol) might be off by letter or may include a number in the usual domain.|
|Suspicious Attachments||Be careful opening any email attachments received from a company that looks suspicious or the reference is unexpected.|
|Generic Content and Greetings||Cyber criminals will send a large batch of emails. Watch out for general, nonpersonal greetings like “Dear Customer.”|
|Urgent Wording or Demanding Actions||Cyber criminals try to create a sense of urgency so that you immediately respond without thinking. Examples include “You’ve won! Click here to redeem prize,” or “We have your browser history pay now or we are telling your boss.”|
|Poor Grammar||Check for misspellings, incorrect grammar, and odd phrasing as it might be deliberate attempt to bypass spam filters.|
|Suspicious Links||Place your mouse over the links and see if the destination matches where the email implies you will be taken. Any webpage where you enter personal information should have a URL with https://. The “s” stands for secure.