Phishing Email Definition

Phishing is an online scam where attackers send an email that appears to be from a legitimate company, asking employees to provide sensitive information.   These phishing emails usually include a link that supposedly takes the person to the company’s website, where they are asked to fill in their information.  However, the website is a clever fake and the information provided by the employee goes straight to the crooks behind the scam.
 
Phishing attacks are targeted directly to your staff and management.  PhishingBox increases your employees’ sensitivity to fraudulent phishing emails.  Our Phishing Simulator provides you with the means to measure your current risk level from a phishing attack.  The user is afforded the opportunity to work through a learning experience based on their failure to spot the phishing email.
 
Using PhishingBox you can:
 
          • Immediately start your test for one employee or all employees
          • Customize the phishing email test template based on your environment
          • Choose the landing page your users see after they click
          • Show users which red flags they missed
 
Every day:
 
          • Over 150 million phishing emails are sent
          • 16 million phishing emails get through security filters and into inboxes
          • 8 million phishing emails are opened and over 800,000 links in those          
            emails are clicked
          • 80,000 recipients fall for a phishing scam
         
PhishingBox helps your business or organization teach employees how to recognize and react to phishing emails.  We believe testing your employees with simulated phishing attacks is just one component of an overall security awareness program.  We make it easy to measure and demonstrate your employees’ aptitude and progress.  PhishingBox recommends a combination of simulated phishing email attacks and training content to create a workforce that is resistant to the lures of hackers.
 
Creating a positive environment for learning within the organization is critical.  Remind employees of the importance of knowing where emails come from, previewing links and other ways to stay safe online.  Here are a few additional tips to promote positive engagements from your team:
 
          • Don’t exclude anyone
          • Keep testing short and to the point
          • Stay consistent and test regularly
          • Get creative with your phishing email attacks
          • Make the program engaging at your business or organization
 
With the help of PhishingBox, your employees will learn what a phishing email looks like. 
 
          Spelling and bad grammar.  Cybercriminals are not known for their
            grammar and spelling.  If you notice mistakes in an email, it might be a scam.
          • Beware of links in emails.  If you see a link in a suspicious email message,
            don’t click on it.
          • Threats.  Emails with threats that an account will be closed if the person
            doesn’t respond to a phishing email message.
          • Spoofing popular websites or companies.  Scam artists use graphics in
            phishing emails that appear to be connected to legitimate websites, but they
            actually take the person to a scam site.
 
The goal of your phishing campaign is to provide employees with a safe, simulated environment where they can learn about what real phishing emails look like.  Your campaign should not feel like a “gotcha” moment or an attempt to make the employee look bad.  The more effective the participation, the more effective your anti-phishing program will be.
 

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