Phight the Phish - Week 2

Fight the Phish!

Cybersecurity Awareness Month will focus on how individuals can spot phishing attempts this week.  Phishing can often lead to vulnerabilities that can result in ransomware or other types of malware.  We will offer tips on how individuals can reduce their chances of falling victim to phishing attacks—either by reporting or deleting suspicious activities—as well as how to respond to and recover from them.

Identity Theft and Internet Scams Tip Sheet

Today’s technology allows us to connect around the world, to bank and shop online, and to control our televisions, homes, and cars from our smartphones.  With this added convenience comes an increased risk of identity theft and Internet scams.  #BeCyberSmart on the Internet—at home, at school, at work, on mobile devices, and on the go.

Phishing Tip Sheet

Phishing attacks use email or malicious websites to infect your machine with malware and viruses to collect personal and financial information.  Cybercriminals attempt to lure users to click on a link or open an attachment that infects their computers, creating vulnerabilities for criminals to use to attack.  Phishing emails may appear to come from a real financial institution, e-commerce site, government agency, or any other service, business, or individual.  The email may also request personal information such as account numbers, passwords, or Social Security numbers.  When users respond with the information or click on a link, attackers use it to access users’ accounts.