Hackers and cyber terrorists have evolved and consistently find workarounds for security measures designed to stop them. As it turns out, they don’t always have to work that hard at it. That’s because few businesses know how to anticipate and prevent attacks. When the wall surrounding your data isn’t fortified with new technology to thwart breaches, hackers simply recycle old attack plan — and they keep working.
One of the most popular methods of gaining access is through phishing. which tricks your employees into giving up their credentials.
Cybercriminals use phishing to send fraudulent emails disguised as reputable sources to get the target to give up personal information and authorize financial transfers. Phishing attacks are massive email drops with falsified credentials of people or institutions. They often include malware attachments or links to sites that initiate a virus download. Often, entire organizations are targeted by ransomware hackers attempting to get into the corporate databases.
Industrious phishers are getting smarter, evolving, and having better hit rates despite the best attempts of corporations to shore up their defenses.
One of the most recent developments has been nicknamed “vishing.” Bad actors disguise links or attachments as fake voicemail files. Instead of disguising the attachment as a PDF or other file, cybercriminals make it look like an audio file from your automated voicemail service.
Here’s how to avoid vishing viruses:
Like phishing, vishing assumes that users will fall for the bait. So, it’s an avoidable phenomenon.
Education is also key to avoid successful phishing attempts. Follow these tips and share them with your employees:
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