People rely on email to do a wide array of tasks. We use it to sign up for websites, apply for jobs, make payments, get in touch with friends and family, and many more. However, email is also commonly exploited by hackers to steal information or launch malware attacks.
You open your inbox and nestled among the usual emails from vendors, clients, and employees is an email you weren't expecting.
It is from a friend you haven't heard from in a long time, and he is writing to ask a favor. Suspicious, right? But how do you know for sure it is a phishing attempt?
If you had a red phish in your email menu, you wouldn't have to wonder.
The adage "never let a good crisis go to waste" applies to hackers everywhere. And the Coronavirus is the perfect crisis to exploit.
Sophos, one of Adept's security vendors, reports on one Coronavirus scam. They explain, "The fake page consists of the official, current home page of the World Health Organisation (WHO), with an unassuming popup form on top of it.
What is Phishing?
“Good things come to those who bait.” This is true for fishing and unfortunately true for phishing, also. Phishing uses email as bait, with messages that appear to be from legitimate companies or from people you know.
These emails often appeal to human emotions such as:
Fear—an email from your “bank” saying your account has been compromised.
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