- 28th April 2021
- Posted by: Mark Dodds
- Category: Financial Services, Security
You must have heard of phishing scams. Even if you’re not sure exactly what they are, you’ll know they’re to be avoided.
Simply put, a phishing scam is an email sent under the pretence of being from someone else. Like your email, bank, or Amazon, or another place online where you have an account.
They encourage you to click a link and update your personal information. That might be your password, or it could be your payment details.
However, the link takes you to a page that might look like the real deal… but isn’t. It’s really a front, so that the bad guys can take your details and use your account for their own personal gain.
Or, knowing that some people use the same password across multiple sites (even though they shouldn’t), access multiple accounts of yours with just one password.
What you are about to see is rarely captured on video…
We asked a certified ethical hacker to break into a computer using different types of attack. .
In this attack, our ethical hacker uses a fake login portal to get you to give away your login details
Do these five key things to protect your business
Because ransomware is so difficult and expensive to undo, you need to take a fully preventative approach. There are five key things we recommend you do to be prepared…
- Backup all data, every day
- Watch out for bad emails. Use software and train your staff
- Keep all software 100% up-to-date, all the time
- Use an appropriate blend of security software and measures
- Have a solid plan to look for the symptoms of an impending attack. And know what urgent action to take.
If you think you could do with some help and assistance with your IT security get in touch with us. You can talk through any issues or worries you may have and we’ll suggest the best ways to give you peace of mind.