How to Spot Phishy Emails – contributed by ActivIT Systems
Phishing attempts are becoming more common, and the bad guys are getting smarter by the day.
One of the best ways to protect your business (and prevent very costly clicks) is through staff education and training.
To put it simply, phishing is trying to trick people into doing something, often via email or SMS (smishing) – that could be clicking a link, opening a malicious email attachment, transferring money or sharing confidential data.
1 in 3 organisations face daily phishing attacks, and with these tying into nearly 93% of of data breaches, the risks are HUGE.
Staff engaging with phishing emails is one of the main ways a ransomware attack can enter an organisation. In fact, emails with malicious attachments, file downloads and emails with malicious links accounted for 45% of attacks in the last year (Sophos, The State of Ransomware 2020). Knowing what to look out for could prevent an employee clicking a dodgy link or opening a file, saving your business from MASSIVE losses.
If in doubt do not click, and contact your IT provider IMMEDIATELY. Better safe than sorry!
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