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Is That Email A Phishing Attack?

Most of us click links in emails without ever wondering if the emails are real, or have been sent by cyber criminals pretending to be someone else (such as your bank).

These fake messages are known as phishing emails. They look real, but their actual purpose is to steal your data and login details.

New research has shown the financial brand most likely to be impersonated by criminals. Chances are you have an account with this company.

Here are the warning signs of a phishing email, and how you can protect your business

Phishing attacks are everywhere. They are easy to conduct, hard to spot and very profitable.
They prey on the most gullible and the weakest security practices in companies.
In this video, we will look at what phishing attacks are, and which company is the most common used for attacks and how to tell if that email is a phishing attack.


Protect your business from these common financial phishing scams

PayPal is one of the world’s most popular online payment methods. 392 million people and businesses have an account.

Unfortunately, cyber criminals know popularity means opportunity.

Researchers have found that PayPal was the most impersonated business in financial phishing attacks last year.

Almost 2 in 5 of all attacks pretended to be from the company.

There’s a risk to your business if an employee falls for any phishing scam.

It starts with an email from PayPal or your bank that looks genuine. It’ll ask you to do something simple, such as clicking a link to update your details.

The page that opens looks like the real website… but it’s not. It’s a spoof site. And once you enter your login details, they’re stolen by the attackers.

Get your team to look carefully at emails like these. Sometimes there are grammatical errors, or the link looks suspicious.

If in doubt, type in the usual website address into a browser and login that way.

A few seconds of checking the small details could save you the disaster of money being stolen from your business’s bank account.

If you’d like us to review your defences against phishing emails, get in touch.

That’s your tech update, more next week.

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