Phishing


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Phishing

  Cyber criminals often attempt to acquire valuable information like usernames, passwords, credit cards, social security numbers, etc. You may hear the terms Phishing or Social Engineering when referring to the miscreants who will pretend to be someone we trust and use psychological tricks like fear, uncertainty and doubt to entice us to take action like providing information, clicking links or installing software. Emails and phone calls are popular methods of contact.

What does a phishing email message look like?

Here is an example of what a phishing scam in an email message might look like. 

Links might also lead you to .exe files. These kinds of file are known to spread malicious software.



Article ID: 336
Created On: Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 7:47 PM
Last Updated On: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 11:34 AM

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