Part 5: 5 phishing tactics threatening UK businesses
In our final phishing series post, we look at phishing emails designed with one purpose in mind: identity theft.
When we receive an email from Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon or Apple, our initial reaction is to believe it as we trust the source. Cyber criminals understand the psychology of trust and seek to exploit it through phishing cons.
It can take less than 5 minutes to create an authentic-looking phishing email linking to a fake form; typically a realistic looking log-in page or eCommerce form. Unsurprisingly, fake forms are a popular tactic with opportunistic fraudsters.
Fake website form phishing tricks are often used to obtain personal log-in details for committing identity fraud or for purchasing goods with the recipient’s account.
Such emails also seek to fool the recipients into submitting sensitive financial information which cyber criminals use to commit other financial frauds.
How to reduce the risk of your company falling foul of phishing emails:
- Provide regular awareness training for your staff.
- Simulate a targeted phishing attack with PhishAware – a unique solution from Perspective Risk
- Use the results to understand which departments and locations within your business are most vulnerable
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