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Tip Tuesday – Looks Phishy
Just in the last year there has been an 11% increase in internet security breaches and 30% of phishing emails get opened! Be smart: Don’t get hooked by a phishing email!
According to the Federal Trade Commission, phishing emails and text messages often tell a story to trick you into clicking on a link or opening an attachment. They then will try to steal your usernames, passwords, and even credit card details. Learn some of the common scenarios that catch people in this 2019 Trivia Game from the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies.
Here are some tips on how you can minimize your potential risk:
– Make sure you recognize the email address of the sender.
– Trust your instincts when it comes to unusual subject lines.
– Set up the security software on your computer, phone, or any tablets to update automatically.
– Take action now to educate yourself and NEVER click on a suspicious email.
Have you been phished or do you know someone who has? Let us know what happened so we can all learn what to avoid!