Phishing – Don’t Take The Bait

Criminal with fishing pole hooking man's computer

Can You Spot The Phish?

One of the main ways cybercriminals steal information or spread ransomware is by gathering information through phishing emails.

Not all phishing emails are full of spelling errors and sent from people purporting to be Nigerian princes. Some are quite sophisticated, and emulate known and trusted brands.

Try this phishing quiz from Google to see if you can spot the phish.

Taken The Bait?

If you think you’ve been a victim of phishing, take action as soon as you realize the problem.  Change your account login credentials, scan your system for malware, and report the phishing attack to the company that was impersonated. You may also want to notify your bank and credit card companies, and be sure to closely monitor your statements for unusual activity.

Also, consider reporting the phishing attempt to the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), an international coalition working to coordinate responses to cybercrime. You can forward the suspicious email to [email protected]; if your email client allows, forward the email as an attachment, as this will provide more details to help APWG tracking and analysis.

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