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Airnow Recommends: How to Protect against Phishing

Date

13/04/2022

Written by

Airnow


phishing defined

What is a phishing attack?

Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers.

A 2021 NCSC report revealed that almost 40% of UK businesses experienced a cyber attack last year.

Another NCSC report stated that the most common cyber attacks by far stem from phishing attacks (83%).

You can log a Phishing attack here.

Examples of phishing attacks are:

An attacker could potentially fraud an company accounts @ email address, with the aim of changing the organisation's bank details and to begin receiving payments from the organisation's client base.

Similar to this, an attacker can embed malicious links into email content to encourage end users to click the link and download malware onto their network.

Attackers can also entice end users to ‘login’ with their credentials to a malicious website in order to gain access to the organisation's infrastructure to read, download and edit an organisation’s internal documents.

Identifying a fraudulent email

There are many ways you can stay vigilant against phishing attacks, one of which is by checking the links before you open it by hovering over the link. By doing so you can ensure that the link provided is directing you to the correct website and that it doesn’t look suspicious. This prevents clicking on a malicious link that may have malware attached to it.

In addition, implementing strict processes when sharing account information and making purchases on behalf of your organisation.

Book a consultation with a member of our team today to learn more about the solutions to protect against phishing attacks.

From security to training to email filtering, we can provide you with security from all angles.