Phishing in the Office Pool
Some staggering facts on phishing, your employees, and corporate risk
The term “PHISHING” covers a broad area. It’s arguably the most sinister form of cyber-attack, and it’s certainly the most common. And if you didn’t already know, it’s also considered as a major attack vector for entry into corporate and other network systems.
The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) defines phishing as a form of social engineering to solicit personal or corporate information by posing as a legitimate organization or known individual.
In other words, they’re looking for suckers to fall for some kind of scam.
While most phishing attempts target “people” in general, whether at work or at home, it’s their compromised passwords, computers and cell phones that become a risk to the organizations they work for, as well as others.
Phishing is deviously sneaky. The most common Phishing attempts are made through email, phone calls, texts, postal mail, social media, document attachments, websites and other means.
The bait is usually designed to trick people into responding to an action. The easiest to spot and avoid types promise us miraculous results, call out to us for hot times on lonely nights, appeal to our vanity,...