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5 most common phishing attacks and how not to fall victimTechnology

5 most common phishing attacks and how not to fall victimTechnology
The words, ‘fraud’ and ‘phishing’ have become very common at this time due to the rise in fraudulent activities by internet scammers.

Attackers often turn to phishing tactics to get unsuspecting individuals to divulge sensitive information, pretending to be someone or something else to get them to take action.In the email, there will be an attachment to open or a link to click which may send you to a legitimate-looking website that will require you to input sensitive information such as your password, to access an important file.Whaling Attackers may camouflage as a senior player at an organization and directly target other important individuals of the organization, with the aim of stealing money or sensitive information or gaining access to their computer systems for criminal purposes.Criminals clone these corporate social media accounts to obtain sensitive information from unsuspecting customers.

Angler Phishing More and more organizations now maintain social media presence to relate with their customers and this has triggered a new type of attack known as angler phishing.Before you respond to anyone on social media when you request help online, check the account that’s responding to ensure they are verified (blue tick).

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