We’re here to make sure that you learn a thing or two about cybersecurity awareness. If you combine strong password behavior with a basic level of cybersecurity knowhow, you become a big problem for cybercriminals.
A phishing attack is when a cybercriminal creates a fake email that looks like a real email from a service you’re likely to use, like the infamous Gmail scam from 2017. They do this in order to either elicit sensitive information like a password or credit card number, or get the target to click on a malicious link that infects the computer with malware.
Phishing scams are everywhere nowadays and they’re shockingly effective—I’d bet a small fortune that most people reading this article have been tricked into clicking a false link or submitting their information on a fake login page.
Be skeptical of any email that asks you take an action or submit sensitive information. This is especially true when the email uses urgent language.
Keep in mind—services that you use will almost never ask you to submit sensitive information online through an email request. You can always separately reach out to a support agent from that company or service if you’re worried about the authenticity of an email.
Always double check the “Sent from” address, and never click on links or attachments without scrolling over them and hovering your mouse to ensure the destination URL is legitimate.
If it smells fishy and looks fishy, it’s probably a phishing email.
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