If you’re under pressure to take urgent action – stop and think

Phishing scams are one of the biggest security threats to your business right now.

A massive 83% of organizations said they suffered successful attacks last year. And with just under a third of phishing emails being opened, the chances that someone in your business will be fooled are high.

But to make matters more difficult, cyber criminals have borrowed a technique from ransomware groups that is designed to panic people into acting and giving away their login details.

This new kind of phishing attack begins like most others.

You get an email alerting you to potentially suspicious activity on your account. It might say someone is trying to login from a different location or device and the attempt has been blocked.

You’re then asked to click a link to verify your email address and password. The email looks genuine, and the sense of urgency is high. If you don’t act now, your account could be compromised.

So, what can you do to protect yourself?

  • The first thing to do is slow down and take a breath. This isn’t an emergency, and you don’t need to act immediately. If you hover over the link in the email, you should see where it’s really taking you. In this case, it’s not to Microsoft’s login page but to a fake site designed to steal your credentials.
  • If you’re suspicious about an email, don’t click any links or open any attachments – go directly to the website in question and log in as normal. You can also forward suspicious emails to your IT team so they can investigate further.

At Tru Technical Partners, we understand that not all businesses don’t have the same resources as larger enterprises when it comes to cybersecurity. That’s why we offer tailored solutions that give you the protection you need at a price that won’t break the bank. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you.