Do you know how to spot a phishing email?
5 most common phishing email types and an infographic for you to share with your staff!
Have you ever received an email that didn’t look right? Phishing email attacks have become highly targeted and increasingly difficult to detect, therefore it’s important to know how to detect malicious emails. Phishing, is a criminal activity that seeks to gain access to confidential information, such as personal account information from you. This is done by the phishers pretending to be a legitimate person. In most cases, phishing emails are sent to you to get your personal information such as password and credit card information.
The attacker, once successful, can use these to make significant financial gains. Spying usually takes the form of email or instant messaging. The scam message aims to look as genuine and reliable as possible. Therefore, it’s essential for you and your colleagues to know how to identify a phishing effort.
Five types of phishing emails which stand out the most
Most email users receive daily spam, which also includes various phishing messages. Cyber criminals are constantly weaving new stories to gain access to your money. These criminals are particularly interested in acquiring your bank codes and credit card information. IT security company Kaspersky has listed e-mails that are commonly used by criminals to trick recipients. Five types of messages stand out in particular:
How do you spot a phishing email?
To help you to detect a phishy email, I’ve created an easy to read infographic that tells you what to look for.