Cyber-attacks are becoming more common, affecting millions of people around the globe. The computers that connect us to the world can also expose our world. One of the most common threats that can expose our data are phishing attacks that come in the form of emails.
What is a Phishing Attack?
To start, what is a phishing attack? The definition of phishing is: 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.
Scammers are getting more creative in executing their attacks. Their emails are looking more like the legitimate emails sent from companies. Users must be vigilant before clicking on any links included in an email. Check the senders email address and hover over the link to see where it will send you.
Google Wants To Quiz You…
Jigsaw, a think tank that was created by Google, has created a quiz to help users identify phishing emails. The quiz will show you an email and give you the option to pick whether or not it is legitimate. Then it will explain why it is legitimate or fake. Jigsaw posted on Medium explaining the importance of spotting phishing emails and why they created the quiz.
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