Do you know how to prevent it?
Let us get a clear understanding of what email phishing is!
Its basically a way of trying to gather personal information using very persuasive emails and websites. This is the most common form of cyber attack.
Here is a sample of this attack:
There is an anatomy of this phishing scam, the first step is to duplicate the website the scammers are trying to get to you visit. The mentioned URL is a clone/copy of paypal.com.
The second step is to get you to login, at which point, a script is triggered to capture your information, this may be a key stroke tracker for example.
In essence this is how this works, this fake page is uploaded to a compromised server/web host.
How to Prevent it?
At Incognito Technologies we educate and train our customers to identify threats by showing them how to read the emails from a very basic technical point of view. Honestly is very easy, here are the steps:
1. Verify the email of the sender, meaning, look at it. The actual email, not the label. In the example above the label reads: itl.paypal.com, yet the email address reads: service.epaiypal[at]outlook.com They work really hard to confuse you, you need to pay extra attention to these small items.
The other solution is to have a phenomenal spam filtering service. Incognito Technology Services offers the best spam filtering in the market and its fully managed by us! You can read more here!