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The Facts about Phishing

Every day, cyber criminals use malicious emails to try to scam individuals and organizations – a type of attack known as “phishing.”

What would you do if a suspicious stranger came up to you on the street and tried to lure you down a dark alley? You’d probably sense danger and either walk away quickly or call for help.

But what if the stranger approached you through email? You might feel it’s safe to click on a link in the email or open an attached file – but it’s a trap. Every day, cyber criminals use malicious emails to try to scam individuals and organizations – a type of attack known as “phishing.” Interacting with a phishing email carries serious risks for you, your employer, even your family and friends. Fortunately, everyone can learn tactics for recognizing and avoiding these attacks.