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It's not as easy as it once was to spot and avoid phishing attacks. Yes, lots of attempts never make it to inboxes these days, and others are sent to spam or junk folders, but it only takes one click to cause damage.
The biggest advantage in today's fight against phishing attacks and threats? Not even the best scammer can outsmart skepticism.
Let's examine the three main ways phishing attacks disguise themselves as bait to lure you in, the hooks used to harm you, and the best defenses at your disposal.
An enticing, yet flawed, email featuring any of these traits:
Malware or ransomware lying in wait to snag you. If it’s phishy, steer clear and don’t bite! Even when scammers use “live bait” and it looks legitimate, scan to check for the hook first. Here are a few things to look for:
There are several proactive steps you can take to mitigate your desire to bite and help protect your credentials even in the event you do release them.
The key is NOT acting and giving way to your emotions or human nature to respond.
No one ever got phished from not clicking, not downloading, or not opening fraudulent links or attachments!
By training and testing employees and staff regularly on cybersecurity awareness, you can educate your organization to safely steer clear of any attacks that do make their way through to an inbox.
Running simulated phishing tests will determine your employees' susceptibility to social engineering and phishing scams. Train your employees and help them identify spear phishing and ransomware attacks.
As Valentine's Day approaches, we want to keep you safe from falling victim to the deceptive tactics cybercriminals utilize during the season of love.