What is Phishing and Why Should You Care?

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!During this Cybersecurity Awareness Month, today's blog answers the question, "What is Phishing and Why Should You Care?"




What is it?
Fake messages from a seemingly trusted or reputable source designed to convince you to…
 Reveal information
 Give unauthorized access to a system
 Click on a link
 Commit to a financial transaction

Why should you care?
 Extremely common
 Can have severe consequences
 Devil‘s in the details

Examples of Phishing include:

 Emails
 Text messages
 Phone calls
 Social media messages
and posts
 Suspicious hyperlinks

We've created some great resources and articles on how to stay cybersafe.  Browse through our Weekly Video Tech Tips playlist, and past blogs to find out more.

See our last post on Cybercrime.  As always, feel free to give us a shout if you'd like assistance with ensuring the security of your business.

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