Posted by uitg on May 15, 2019

A scam is when someone tries to trick you into giving up money, information or something else of value. Phishing is when someone is tricking you into giving up important information.

Phishing Types

  • Phone (vishing)
  • In person (social engineering)
  • Paper Mail (mail fraud)
  • Most commonly uses Email.

What Are they After?  

  • Email Address
  • User Name
  • Password
  • Social Security 
  • Date of Birth
  • Other Personal Details

Many times can start with seemingly innocent questions and move into asking more personal information.  In our digital world, your email address is often the thing that identifies you on most websites.  Many times they already know your email address and are trying to get your password or enough information to get your password reset.  Now they can gain access to your accounts or sell your information to other criminals.

 

Falling for a Phishing Scam is liking giving a burglar the key to your house!  Now they can walk right in without breaking a window, picking a lock or kicking down the door.  You made it easy for them!  They now have the information that they need to log into your email, bank or other accounts.


Reading Email is the most dangerous thing that you do.

  • Reading email is dangerous
  • Email is the most often used way of trying to trick you into giving up your information
  • Email is the most often used delivery method for viruses and malware that can steal your information.
     

We are going to look at some findings from a recent study about phishing.  Hopefully this information will help you be a more informed user and keep you from being a victim.

Email that is addressed to you personally makes you want to open it even more.  Advertisers have used this technique for years, but now hackers and criminals are using these same psychological triggers to trick you into opening a phishing email.  These types of attacks are effective because many people will react to the message without thinking logically about if the email is valid.
 

Top Categories of Phishing Subject Lines

  • Deliveries
  • Passwords
  • Company Policies
  • Vacation
  • Software

Common Company Names Used in Phishing Subject Lines

  • Amazon
  • Microsoft
  • Apple
  • UPS
  • IRS
  • Wells Fargo 
     

 


 

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