Phishing: Understanding the Threats and How to Stay Safe
What is Phishing?
Phishing is a type of cyber-attack where cybercriminals attempt to steal personal information such as passwords, credit card numbers, and other sensitive information by impersonating legitimate entities.
Phishing attacks can be carried out via email, social media, SMS, or phone calls. These attacks are becoming increasingly common, and it is essential to understand the threat and know how to stay safe.
How do I actively stay safe with my emails?
Check the sender's email address
You can check the sender's address next to their name found between the <> brackets. You can also see this in the more details button option as shown.
You should make sure this has a real email address and matches what you expected as the sender.
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Other types of Phishing Attacks:
Smishing and Vishing are phishing attacks that come over text or via a phone call.
Read more about Phishing attacks from our partner KnowBe4 using any of the following links:
If you believe there is something suspicious going on, please report it to the Solution Center at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.