Phishing is big business for cyber criminals, with attacks on the rise in recent years with 66% of malware now installed via malicious email attachments. Your employees are your end users and the most vulnerable targets for these criminals. Educate them about malicious emails and how to spot them, before your company becomes compromised.
Find out more about Phishing in this blog article by our IT Support Team Leader Graham Lilley, and request your free Anti-Phishing Toolkit to educate internally about phishing so that your employees become your first line of defence against cyber criminals.
|1 in 3 cyberattacks enter companies via email|
|59% of attacks are motivated by financial gain|
|Phishing is considered the most significant security risk by IT managers.|
Phishing is when cyber criminals send you an electronic message such as an email to try and trick you into doing something insecure like giving out your information such as passwords, credit card details or your address. These emails can be under disguise and appear as though they are being sent by your bank, Amazon, Apple or any other common brand. However, in recent years criminals have become even more sophisticated and can make the emails appear to be coming from anyone, even a colleague!
Phishing emails come in all shapes and sizes, but fortunately there are some “tells” you can look for to help suss out potential scams.
Take a look at this email from our example company 'Money Matters Banking', are you able to spot the red flags that might indicate that it is infact a phishing scam? Use the points below to help.
If you are still unsure if an email is genuine, go to the providers URL address directly yourself via your web browser and never open any attachments such as PDFs within the email.
We have some great resources we can send out to your office from our Cyber security partner Sophos. You can use these to educate internally about phishing so that your employees become your first line of defence against cyber criminals.
This kit contains: