Detect and Defend against the bad guys

Who do you think are the bad guys in tech…?

Thats right, we are talking about HACKERS! These bad guys continue to create new devious phishing techniques to trick online users. Hackers send millions or even billions of emails in order to convince you and your users that it’s from the business or another legitimate source.

The bulk of our working life is all about EMAILS. Most of us receive so many emails, from companies to peers or cosumers, we just about keep on top of all of it. When a message pops up saying “Please update and change your password”, this is likely to grab our attention. However we must do our due diligence to check… is this email trustworthy?

It can be hard to identify if the email is legitmate from the first glance since the site to which the email is linked will look just like what you expect.
However on closer examination, you can expect to find spelling errors, unvaild email address or an unsecure site linked in the email- If unsure NEVER click the links.

Reports of HMRC-branded phishing scams have jumped from 572,029 to 1,069,522 in the last year. A surge of 87 per cent, according to official figures. The figures reports that Email scams exploded 109 per cent, rising from 301,170 to 630,193 READ MORE
Here’s 3 easy tips you can do to resist these attacks in an email message:
1. Don’t click on site links in email
2. Hover over links before clicking
3. Look for warnings in email

Your users are likely already reporting potentially dangerous emails in some way or another. Always remember you and your organisation have a responsiblity to support and train employees how to identify a threat. E & L Consultancy Group have the information you need to know now to protect your organisation! Get in touch today

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