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The fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers.
What is Phishing?
Scammers will send you e-mails that look indistinguishable from an authentic e-mail (as you’ve seen) from a reputable company or source. Their goal is to send out as many fake e-mails as possible to gain access to sensitive information, dupe you into giving them money, and other dubious schemes. They are casting out phishing lines so they can to try to reel in their next victim. Phishing, or other wise known as business e-mail compromise (BEC) attacks, use the art of deception to take advantage of employees.
Common Tactics Online Scammers Use
Pretending to Be Your Boss
Or, another person that’s higher up in your company. It’s easier to convince you to do what they’re asking if it appears to be from someone from within your company. This is also known as CEO fraud.
Implying the situation is highly time sensitive and that you must act right now or face serious consequences. “Perpetrators use persuasion and pressure to manipulate and exploit human nature” according to the FBI.
Impersonating a Company
Using a company logo, letterhead, font, or creating fake e-mail addresses that look similar to official ones (email@example.com vs firstname.lastname@example.org) to make you think this is an official e-mail from an authentic source.
Hiding Malware in E-mail Attachments
Opening an attached file could allow scammers a way into your company’s network and gain access to private information. Scammers will go to great lengths to try to force your hand into giving them what they want. Often communicating back and forth with you to convince you to trust them. Blacklisting one e-mail does not stop them from creating a new e-mail and trying again. Phishing is steadily getting worse in America and across the world.
As of 2018, global losses to BEC have exceeded $12 billion USD
How Can You Protect Yourself?
Have you already had your information compromised due to a phishing scam? Be proactive in protecting your assets with our security awareness training.
Our security awareness training includes:
- Simulated phishing attacks to assess the likelihood of your users becoming victims of phishing
- Interactive training on how to identify phishing scams and prevent security breaches
- Password exposure testing, how to respond to ransomware, and other invaluable programs on how to stop phishing scams and prevent your business e-mail from being compromised
- In-depth analysis of how you or your organization fairs against online attacks
We want to ensure your information stays secured. Besides security awareness training, we offer cyber security services that prevent hackers from compromising your data, such as 24/7 monitoring of your network and secured data back ups to our privately owned level 4 data center. Unlike other security companies, we are always here for you. Don’t wait for support, call us and get assistance when you need it.
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