Phishing - Whats that smell

What is that phishy smell?

What is that phishy smell?

How to spot the bad guys before they get their hooks in!

Here at the Geeky HQ, hardly a week goes by without a client being targeted by a phishing scam. Phishing is when good people (like you) get tricked by giving over confidential information (usually to do with money and login details) to an evil hacker who is going to steal your details and use them to pickpocket your account or server.

So we thought we would put together some examples of what these ‘phishing’ emails look like so you have a better idea of what to look out for – the mantra remains the same – If your ever unsure, knock at our door (or just message us) whichever is easier!

Phishing – Examples of the stink!

  1. The “We are really honest, trust us, what’s the worst that could happen?” fake email

These bad-uns come through to your inbox looking like good honest requests from a trusted source to hop over to Sharepoint and download some really useful information, files, folders or images.

Phoshing and how to stop it

  1. The “Did these people even go to school” fake email

This looks really strange to start off with. There is now way Microsoft would even send this type of message – they usually ask for information through a text message with two factor authentication (2FA), whithout using a very strange email address and all their information is very carefully spell checked.

How to stop phishing

So there we have it, a couple of examples of bad-uns sending fake emails through, there are several more things to look out for.

As a general rule, if you receive an email from a business or personal contact that looks suspicious don’t click it – instead contact your friendly geeks and they will take care of it for.

If you do click it, by mistake or you think it’s OK and then find out it isn’t, then get in touch with your geeks right away – we will be able to save the day – somehow!

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