3 New Kinds of Phishing That You Should Be Aware Of

January 10, 2017 / GuidesFor Team

According to ANS Live, overconfidence is the one reason why many users fall victim to phishing attacks. They don’t think their IT systems can be infiltrated or they don’t take the time to check any suspicious email that comes their way. They click and the virus is unleashed on their computer and every other computer connected to it.

Overconfidence becomes doubly dangerous considering how phishing has been evolving throughout these years. If users are relaxing when it comes to email threats, hackers are not and in fact are improving their game. The days of a phishing email asking you to click on a prize-winning site are disappearing. Hackers are simulating kidnapping calls, sales or purchase of used cars, and other more messages that will compel you to click on a link. To protect yourself, read on for more. – Cora Llamas.

Email phishing is far more sophisticated than it used to be—and even you could fall for it

Read the source article at IEEE Spectrum

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