Published on 12 Mar 2014
Have you ever come across emails or social media posts with such a statement? Or perhaps “Check your 13th month bonus here!” or “I’ve taken some interesting photos, check it out here!” Such emails use social engineering tactics to trick you to access malicious websites or to divulge your sensitive information, by masquerading as an email that seems to be real. However, as real as they seem, there are usually tell-tale signs that you can look out for to prevent yourself from falling prey.
Catch the “Phish”
Did you manage to identify the tell-tale signs? While content can be spoofed and information such as your name and designation could be obtained through social engineering means, attackers are rarely able to spoof information such as the email and web address domain name.
Know the difference