Are you a victim of phishing scam everywhere – web browser, inbox, smartphone, and tablet? With every changing digital scenario, cyber attacks and criminal acts are increasing. Imagine the kind of a headache you go through after you find out your email and password credentials got hacked. Further, imagine your situation if they know your bank info and secret code.
Phishing attacks are increasing as well as evolving day by day. Phishing is a fraudulent act conducted via internet stream to collect sensitive information pretending to be a trusted website. It generally happens from a legitimate looking website which encourages you to fill in very bit of personal details followed by sensitive details.
Check out the types of phishing and the tips to recognize it;
First Tip: Recognize Phishing Email
Firstly, one must be able to recognize the type of mail you are receiving. As per the report released by the Canadian Government, every day around 156 million phishing e-mail is sent with an evitable click of 80,000.
Before reading mail, make sure to check the name of the sender, cross-examine the name with an e-mail address and only open with the name of sender and email address match correctly.
Usually, phishing emails are sent with attractive Subjects. For example, the subject may be ‘Inquiry from your bank”, with a mail address like [email protected] or [email protected]. These are the few techniques used by the spammers.
TIP: Configure your email header to showcase full header. This will help to reveal phony addresses.
Second Tip: Go through the subject line
Look at the subject line, does the heading use caps or was the mail sent from other unknown places such as Russia, Brazil or rare countries you have never dealt with. Thirdly, go through the mail contents. Is the e-mail associated with your bank account or does it highlight the last digit of your bank account? These are a red alert! Many scammers make use of the logo and legitimate links to make the e-mail look real and professional.
TIP: Look for the URL address and cross-examine whether it complies with the company’s name or not. If you find the URL name to be correct, just remember authentic company will have “https” in their URL, with secure connections.
Third Tip: Stay alert from attachments
Raise an eyebrow for attachments with the .exe file. At present anti-virus programs prevents such files from getting downloaded. But sometimes such files are quietly tucked in .zip files, archive, and photos.
TIP: Before downloading any files from mail or any other entertainment channel make sure to check the extensions of the files which you want to download.
Fourth Tip: Security Update
Few emails pretend to be like corporate emails from IT departments to fill in forms for the security update. Again, look out for an email address, URL and senders name.
TIP: Before filling in send a quick mail to your IT depart to confirm a security update.
Fifth Tip: Secure Browsing
Visiting any random website downloading streams from can inevitably attack your websites. Your pc can become a victim of ransoms and malware.
TIP: To protect your PC, use the latest version of popular browsers like Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. These sites have in-built security techniques which prevent websites from accessing information. To stay safe, you can disable Java and Adobe updates. Remove plugins and extensions and Don’t forget to update the latest security system.
NSW IT Support, make use of dynamic approaches to minimize the phishing attack. We have network professionals who make sure to feed in updated security systems in your organization pcs to prevent ransomware and malware. NSW IT Support is serving in IT sector past decades, so we believe our experience to be our only strength. For any advice and professional help, contact us!