According to an article in Business News Daily entitled “Cybersecurity: A Small Business Guide”, phishing is “the most commonly deployed form of cybertheft”. Essentially, phishing is an attempt, via email, to collect sensitive information from the email recipient, such as his/her usernames, passwords and credit card information. The email usually contains a link to a fraudulent website. Oftentimes, both the email and the website look legitimate enough for people to fall victim to the scam.
To protect you and your company, here are the most popular phishing examples that you might come across, and how to respond to them if you do.