Identifying Spam email and Phishing attempts
Phishing emails are messages sent by individuals trying to "fish" for personal or financial information. Phishers are getting better every day at making their messages look authentic. Phishing is the most prevalent method of distributing malicious software (malware) including Ransomware to a computer. There are two types of phishing emails:
Additionally, The use of malicious links in email is a very common method of distributing malicious software or malware such as Ransomware to a computer. Many of this malware is designed to encrypt files on your computer and hold them ransom until a payment is made. On most occasions, if payment is made, the release of the files is never completed. It is critical to have up-to-date backups of critical data.
What to do if you get a phishing email
How to identify a phishing email
Be particularly vigilant during holidays or significant events since attackers heighten their activity during these times.
How to Protect Yourself
Here are some best practices that will help protect you and your information: