Cyber Security: Tis the Season to be Cyber Safe

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Cyber Security: Tis the Season to be Cyber Safe

Emails are a normal part of the business day, but there seems to be a spike in phishing and cyber attacks during this time of year. It was reported in 2016 by Kaspersky Lab that Financial phishing during the last quarter of the year went up to about 32.02%.There has been a gradual progression of these attacks throughout the past couple of years. Since 2017 began, we have seen the significant hacking of 2.2 million Wishbone user email addresses exposed in March and 36,000 Boeing employees’ emails exposed in February. (Tripwire guest authors, 2017)  So, how do you know if you are about to experience a phishing scam? A legitimate well-known company will send you an email stating to click the link within the email that will rectify a discrepancy with your account. However, once you click the link it will issue an attack on your computer, information or web accounts.

                 

 Phishing Check List:

  • grammatical errors

  • generic salutations

  •  If the request is a legitimate request that you would have knowledge of

You never want to blindly click a link without reading the content of the email or enter any personal information to those links. Also, you always want to have any form of cyber security on your computer that can detect and remove any unknown sources or threats. You should personally research those phishy email sources for verification of legitimacy. If you are unsure, you can reach out to Metro Networks to become sure. Any unknown emails, messages, web pages, weblinks or something that looks phishy should be immediately avoided and/or deleted.

Metro Networks can keep your company secure, giving you a peace of mind. Call 559-492-5985 or Email support@metronetllc.com

2018-01-19T16:52:29+00:00 December 19th, 2017|IT TIps, Security|

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