What is Phishing?

Phishing is a type of cyber attack where criminals try to trick you into revealing sensitive information, like your login credentials or financial details. They do this by sending fraudulent messages that appear to be from legitimate organizations. 

5 Signs of a Phishing Email

  • Unfamiliar Tone or Greeting: The email may use unusual language that doesn’t match the supposed sender. 
  • Grammar and Spelling Errors: Professional emails typically have proper grammar and spelling. Phishing emails often have mistakes. 
  • Inconsistent Details: Check the email address, links, and domain name – they may not match the organization the email claims to be from. 
  • Threats or Urgency: Phishing emails often try to create a false sense of urgency to get you to act quickly. 
  • Unusual Requests: Be wary of emails asking you to share sensitive information or take unusual actions. 
Real-World Phishing Example

Phishing attacks are becoming more sophisticated every day. Stay alert, and if you’re ever unsure about an email, contact the IT department directly before taking any action. Together, we can outsmart the cybercriminals!