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Phishing Scams

ABSTRACT

A phishing attack is a scam email that attempts to get you to download and run a malicious attachment or visit an unsecured website. The goal is to gather sensitive information such as your credit card number or email address and password.While many online systems are designed to protect user accounts from fraudulent activity, there is still a possibility that you could receive such an email.

Phishing scams vary widely in terms of their complexity, the quality of the forgery, and the attacker’s objective. Several distinct types of phishing have emerged.

To protect your personal information:

• Never reply to a email message that asks for your username and password. No legitimate organization/companies should ever ask for your password or other sensitive information via email.

 Don’t send personal information, such as PIN numbers and credit card numbers via email. Your email’s content is easy to access and can be read at any point along the way to its destination.

• Don’t click on links or open attachments in phishing messages. Scam artists can create fake login pages that look legitimate, then steal your login information.

• Immediately change your instincts; if it seems suspicious, report it.

 

For more information on security Tips, Please visit the National KE-CIRT/CC Security Library.

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