5 simple rules to avoid phishing scams
Thursday 15 December 2022
Have you ever received an e-mail that made you wonder there was something fishy about the content? The message appeared legitimate and from a trusted source, such as a bank, but was it? Phishing is harder to spot than you might think, so in our forth episode of the cyber security campaign we share five simple tips to detect a phishing e-mail.
This time of year, we receive dozens and dozens of e-mails, from Season's greetings and irresistible offers from our favourite e-commerce sites, courier e-mails of yet another parcel to be delivered.
Lurking among those e-mails there might be a phishing attempt. And a seemingly harmless click can turn into a major issue for your digital identity. It only takes one click on the wrong link or attachment and you could innocently install malware or a virus on your device.
From there, the scammer can gain control of your device, steal your data, or lock access to your files until a sum of money is paid, as ransomware.
Over the past decade, ransomware has become one of the most popular types of cybercrime. Scammers take advantage of times of crisis, conflicts, or world events, such as a pandemic and a political uncertainties, to launch phishing attacks on financial institutions, governments, and key infrastructure sectors.
We asked our Digital Security Expert Davide Merico to share some simple rules that help us spot a phishing attempt easily.
Check out the video and discover the rules!