Tips To Avoid Email Phishing Scams
Have you recently received a suspicious looking email in your inbox? Scammers have been using email scams to try and trick you into giving them your passwords, account numbers, and other sensitive personal information.
We’re here to help with some sound advice to help arm yourself against these attacks from our very own CTO, Sean Wedige.
Fishing vs. Phishing
I love fishing. I hate phishing.
Recently, the industry, and our customers have seen an increase in advanced phishing attacks. Phishing is defined as “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.”
More sophisticated attacks recently have attempted to impersonate company employees in order to get access to bank accounts or other items of value, like gift cards. The FTC recommends 4 ways to protect yourself from phishing that we’d like to pass along to you here:
1. Protect your computer by using security software.
2. Protect your mobile phone by setting software to update automatically.
3. Protect your accounts by using multi-factor authentication.
4. Protect your data by backing it up.
To this list, I would add the need to educate yourself and your employees about phishing attacks, and how to address them. Modern Managed IT has a security training program that we use internally, and for customers to be able to educate end users on how to recognize and prevent phishing attacks.
Modern Managed IT Can Help Protect Your Business
Modern Managed IT can help with all of the items listed above. If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help you minimize the negative impact of phishing attacks, please reach out to us via firstname.lastname@example.org.