Email scamming is looking better and better these days. Sometimes, it can be hard to know if the email you’re receiving is legitimate or not. Business owners should watch out for numerous types of cyber attacks, but two of the most common are email phishing and HTTPS phishing.
Email phishing: An attacker sends an authentic-looking email tricking you into replying or entering your information into a website where they can steal or sell it.
HTTPS Phishing: An attacker sends an email with a link to a fake website in hopes you’ll enter your information for them to steal or sell.
Often these types of emails are alarming! They play on your emotions to entice you to act quickly, so you don’t consider the possibility that it might be fake in your panic. Many hackers hide under the guise of an organization most people trust, such as Facebook, Walmart, or Amazon.
Recently, a few of our member offices have been victims of phishing attacks. Luckily, they’ve let us know they received a suspicious email, and we were able to direct them to trash the email and put their minds at ease.