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What is a phishing attack?

Phishing is a form of social engineering. Phishing attacks use email or malicious websites to solicit personal information by posing as a trustworthy organization. For example, an attacker may send email seemingly from a reputable credit card company or financial institution that requests account information, often suggesting that there is a problem. When users respond […]

Double-check any new and unfamiliar website for phishing signs

Visiting a website for the first time, perhaps via an email link? Look for the tell-tale signs of phishing. These include misspellings and grammatical mistakes on the page, aggressive advertising and especially unusual and complex URLs. If you see some or all of them, leave the page immediately.

Bookmark your most important sites to keep reliable links on file

Phishers often steer would-be victims toward domains they falsely claim are legitimate sites, such as a bank’s web app or an identity verification landing page, insisting you act quickly. You can actually preempt this line of attack by keeping all your most important sites saved as bookmarks in your web browsers. These bookmarks can provide […]

Beware: Brazil World Cup scams

While the world watches as Brazil World Cup 2014 started, the network crooks join in celebrating with campaigns aimed at football fans. Cyber criminals are very active in creating sophisticated Web sites posing as genuine World Cup sites, and sites of sponsors and partners of the event, including recognized and well-known brands, in an attempt […]