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Title: Protect Your Data Against Phishing Scams


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Protect Your Data Against Phishing Scams
  • Phishing Scam is the most sophisticated
    cyber-attack from the list of endless security
    threats. Although it may sound fairly simple, due
    to its legitimate appearance, it is one of the
    proven tactics adopted by hackers for duping a
    victim and capturing his private information. The
    attacker masquerades himself as a trusted entity
    that you may think is harmless, for instance a
    request from his bank or a note from a company ID
    to click a link or download an attachment.

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Some Steps to Protect Your Data Against Phishing
Scams
  • Beware of suspicious/phishing digital activities
  • An email that asks for the personal information
    should be taken seriously. If that email has a
    link embedded in the copy, make sure to read it
    carefully to pick up clues that it is coming from
    a genuine source. Your team members should be
    briefed not to share their personal or company
    information on any email that may look normal but
    takes them to an unknown link. Chances are that a
    hacker is connecting with their computer the
    minute they enter their personal information.
  • 2. Do multiple checks to authenticate web
    address 
  • Most people dont pay close attention to the site
    indicated on the link they receive. Perhaps it is
    because they dont know that you can reveal and
    check the link by using Click Here button
    before clicking it. Always preview the site by
    hovering over the link before initiating the
    action. Also, make it a practice to open the
    website where you find a suspicious link in
    different browsers and different computers.

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3. Check where you are clicking and where it
will go  Everyone has experienced a feeling of
Perhaps! I shouldnt have clicked on that one!
when the computer starts to prompt unnecessary
popups and threatens for malware, spyware and
other scams. As weve discussed, many browsers
provide a preview of where the link will take you
before clicking. Make sure to use this feature
especially if the website is questionable.   4.
Dont input personal information unless you are
absolutely sure of the website  We cannot
overemphasize this point enough. If you are not
sure about a web address, refrain from adding
your personal information on the portal.   5.
Keep your security up to date Use security
software you trust like Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware
Solution and enable them to update automatically.
Also, take an expert guidance from a network and
security expert who can proactively look at the
issues and mitigate them before they actually
appear.
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Takeaways   ACCC stats shared earlier clearly
indicate that even the most tech-savvy
individuals can be fooled by Phishing Scams,
causing them to give up personal information,
passwords, credit card numbers and bank account
numbers. As a best practice, you can also hire
security experts to prevent your organisation
from such security breaches. Reach out to us how
we can proactively help you. Also, lets do a
risk assessment so that you can get an idea how
it may cost to your business. Call us
at 1300-123-428 or email us news_at_ictechnology.com.
au to do a free risk assessment for your business.
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