Protect Yourself From Phishing Scams
With every cyber attack, it becomes increasingly clear that no one is safe from data breaches or cyber extortion. Whether you are an employer that stores proprietary data or an individual with financial and personal information at risk, hackers won’t rest until they have what’s yours. And their tactics continue to evolve. Phishing scams are one way criminals have evolved. Contact GDI Insurance Agency, Inc. to get your cyber liability insurance quote 1-209-634-2929.
Cyber criminals have a variety of tools and techniques at their disposal, including malware, ransomware and disrupted denial-of-service attacks. One of the most common and difficult-to-spot strategies hackers use is phishing scams, which require minimal technical know-how and can be deployed from anywhere in the world via a simple email.
In broad terms, phishing is a method cyber criminals use to gather personal information. In these scams, phishers send an email or direct users to fraudulent websites, asking victims to provide sensitive information. These emails and websites are designed to look legitimate and trick individuals into providing credit card numbers, account numbers, passwords, usernames or other sensitive information.
76% of Organizations Reported Being Victim of a Phishing Scam in 2017
With every opened email, users risk becoming the victim of monetary loss, credit card fraud and identity theft. What’s more, successful phishing attacks oftentimes go unnoticed, which increases the risk of large and continued losses, particularly for businesses.
Even in the face of highly funded cyber security measures, phishing scams can be financially devastating. In 2017, tech giants Facebook and Google were phished for over $100 million each, proving that protection from online scammers doesn’t come easy—even for Fortune 500 companies.
Phishing is becoming more sophisticated by the day, and it’s more important than ever to understand the different types of attacks, how to identify them and preventive measures you can implement to keep yourself safe.
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- The difference between phishing and spear phishing
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- Attack strategies
- How to spot an attack
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