Tip 1. Never reply to an email that seems "phishy"
Criminals are working harder than ever to tap into your personal data. Just one mistake and your confidential information could be at risk. With phishing attacks rising 42% in 2020 alone, it’s more important than ever to understand the strategies that scammers are taking to try and tap into your personal data – and ways to fight back and defend yourself online.
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- Never trust alarming messages – scammers take advantage of the shock value that a worrisome message can bring. Stay calm, process the situation, and react appropriately.
- Always keep a backup of your data – ransomware attacks can hold your data hostage, but having a cloud backup on hand provides quick recovery.
- Use common sense – if something about a message seems off, it probably is! Always start a new conversation with the contact if the message feels “phishy.”
The best way to fight phishing attacks is by always knowing what to look for.
For more information on phishing attacks, click the link below to read our blog on the 7 types of phishing attacks that you should be on the lookout for.
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