The email threats faced by organizations today vary greatly in complexity, volume, and impact.
Here we take a closer look so you can spot the threat before it harms you or your organization.
Cybercriminals use fake websites to trick victims into keying in sensitive information through a tactic known as URL phishing.
The sites they develop and the web addresses they use may look legitimate, but engaging can lead to identity theft, data theft, compromised networks or a number of other potentially devasting cyberattacks.
URL phishing can be avoided by:
- Being a healthy skeptic when evaluating emails you receive.
- Hovering over links in emails to reveal the true web address.
- Keying in the site name being referenced instead of clicking on any links.
- Looking closely at web pages for signs it may be fake, such as poor grammar, poor design or branding that seems off or out of date.
The sample email shown highlights some of the clues you can