What is Phishing?
A type of fraud in which emails pretending to be from reputable companies trick victims into providing personal information such as passwords and credit card numbers.
A Prevention Checklist
of recipients open a phishing email and
about 1/3 of them
click the phishing link in the email.3
Cybercrime costs U.S. businesses $8.64 million a year.1
$8.64 MILLION A YEAR
CHECK THE SENDER'S ADDRESS
When you receive an email, always check that the sender's email address looks legitimate. Lack of company details strongly suggests a phish.
91% of advanced
cyber attacks begin with an email.2
EMAIL IS NOT PERSONALIZED
Be alert to emails that are not personalized.
Emails should address you by name.
Hover over any links in email messages and on websites to verify a link’s actual destination. Never click on links in unsolicited email messages.
Simply clicking on links in phishing emails can
install malware or ransomware.
CHECK FOR TYPOS
Emails with typos and poor grammar indicate a phish.
HAS HTTPS OR PADLOCK ICON
Make sure any website you visit that contains or requests personal information is secure. Look for https in the web address or a padlock icon in your browser window. If a site is not secure,
do not provide any personal data.
The most popular type of phishing email requests the user to update their password.
An average worker spends 28% of
their work week
EMOTIONALLY MANIPULATING VERBIAGE
Never respond to unsolicited emails that request
personal information and use sensational phrases like
“ URGENT” or “FINAL NOTICE."
data breaches are financially motivated.