What are Phishing Emails?
Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain information or data, such as usernames, passwords and bank details. This is often done by someone disguising themself as a trustworthy entity in an email or text message.
How to recognise Phishing
Using emails or text messages, scammers will try and trick you into giving them your personal information. They may try to steal your passwords, account numbers, or bank details. If they get that information, they could gain access to your email, bank, or other accounts. Scammers launch thousands of phishing attacks like these every day — and they’re often successful.
How to protect yourself from Phishing Attacks
Your email spam filters may keep many phishing emails out of your inbox. But scammers are always trying to outsmart spam filters, so it’s a good idea to add extra layers of protection. Here are four steps you can take today to protect yourself from phishing attacks.
1. Protect your computer by using security software.
2. Protect your mobile by setting software to update automatically.
3. Protect your accounts by using multi-factor authentication.
4. Protect your data by backing it up.
What to Do If You Suspect a Phishing Attack
If you get an email or a text message that asks you to click on a link or open an attachment, answer this question: Do I have an account with the company or know the person that contacted me?
If the answer is “No”, it could be a phishing scam. Contact us, our team will be able to check whether you have received a phishing emails and will discuss with you how to go forward.
If the answer is “Yes”, contact the company using a phone number or website you know is real. Not the information in the email.Attachments and links can install harmful malware.
How we can help?
We use Panda Security to optimise the security of your IT systems so that everything that can be done is done to prevent cyber-attacks from taking place. With over 30 years’ experience in the field of cyber security, Panda are the leading European vendor of EDR systems and withhold the power to protect you against advanced cyber-attacks.
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